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Welcome to Agate ...

Agate is located in Elbert County<1>.

Agate is 5,440 feet [1,658 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Agate is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Agate lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Agate is within the boundaries of the (719) area code.

The ZIP code for Agate: 80101<3>

Adding Agate to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Agate in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Agate was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Agate in the The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Agate on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Agate ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Agate - they are located in British Columbia, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ontario, Utah and Washington (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Agate.

Communities near Agate ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Agate.

  • Limon [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limon
    • Limon [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Agate
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,952 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Limon<5>
  • Deer Trail [Arapahoe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Trail
    • Deer Trail [Arapahoe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Agate
    • Estimated population in 2019: 800 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Trail
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Trail<5>
  • Cabin Creek [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
    • Cabin Creek [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Agate
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabin Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
  • Matheson [Elbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matheson
    • Matheson [Elbert County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the south of Agate
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matheson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matheson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matheson<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Byers [Arapahoe County]
    • Simla [Elbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simla
      • Simla [Elbert County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the south of Agate
      • Estimated population in 2019: 640 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simla<5>
    • Genoa [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genoa
      • Genoa [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the southeast of Agate
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Genoa<5>
    • Last Chance [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Last Chance
      • Last Chance [Washington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the northeast of Agate
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Last Chance
    • Ramah [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramah
      • Ramah [El Paso County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the southwest of Agate
      • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramah have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ramah<5>
    • Fondis [Elbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fondis
      • Fondis [Elbert County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Agate
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fondis

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Agate. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Agate.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Agate. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Agate.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Agate. See our Newspapers Page for Agate.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Agate ...

Looking for more information about Agate? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Agate, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Agate.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Agate. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Elbert County: www.elbertcounty-co.gov/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Elbert, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Agate - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Agate). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Agate or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Agate) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Agate. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AgateOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Agate. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4619, Longitude: -103.9430    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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