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Yellow Jacket, Colorado
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Montezuma County
Elevation
6,900 ft (2,103 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
81335
Area code(s) 970
GNIS feature ID 0176860

Yellow Jacket is an unincorporated community and a U.S. post office located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. The Yellow Jacket post office has the ZIP Code 81335.

Geography

Yellow Jacket is located at 37°31′58″N 108°43′11″W / 37.53278°N 108.71972°W / 37.53278; -108.71972 (37.532871,-108.719845).

History

A post office called Yellow Jacket has been in operation since 1914. The community was named for the abundance of yellow jackets near the original town site.

There are a number of prehistoric archaeological sites of the Ancient Pueblo People (Anasazi) during the Pueblo II Era and Pueblo III Eras near Yellow Jacket that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties:

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