RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Americus, Colorado

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other CO
Communities

















Welcome to Americus ...

Americus is located in Chaffee County<1>.

The location of Americus has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Americus is 8,200 feet [2,499 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Americus is about 1½ mile [or 2½ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Americus: (719)

Communities Also Named Americus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Americus - they are located in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi and Missouri.

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

Communities near Americus ...

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

  • Buena Vista [Chaffee County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
    • Buena Vista [Chaffee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Americus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,866 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista<5>
  • Pine Creek [Chaffee County]
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Pine Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Creek
    • Pine Creek [Chaffee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Americus
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Creek
  • Johnson Village [Chaffee County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Village
    • Johnson Village [Chaffee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Americus
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Village
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson Village<5>
  • Granite [Chaffee County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nathrop [Chaffee County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nathrop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nathrop
      • Nathrop [Chaffee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Americus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nathrop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nathrop<5>
    • Vicksburg [Chaffee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicksburg
      • Vicksburg [Chaffee County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Americus
    • Banker Mine [Chaffee County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Banker Mine. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banker Mine
      • Banker Mine [Chaffee County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Americus
    • Winfield [Chaffee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Chaffee County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Americus
    • Iron City [Chaffee County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron City
      • Iron City [Chaffee County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Americus
    • Saint Elmo [Chaffee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Elmo
      • Saint Elmo [Chaffee County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Americus

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 Americus. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Americus.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Americus. 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 Americus.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Americus ...

Looking for more information about Americus? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Americus, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Americus.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Colorado

About Chaffee County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chaffee County: www.chaffeecounty.org/

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 Chaffee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Americus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Americus) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Americus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9025, Longitude: -106.1656       In this case, the coordinates for Americus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 11 Jul 2020