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Welcome to Ara ...

Ara is located in Boulder County<1>.

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

Ara is 5,260 feet [1,603 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Ara is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Ara: (303) & (720)<4>

Communities Also Named Ara ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Ara - it's located in Louisiana.

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

Communities near Ara ...

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

  • Thornton [Adams County]
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    • Thornton [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Ara
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thornton<6>
  • Arvada [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arvada
    • Arvada [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Ara
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 121,936 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arvada
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arvada<6>
  • Westminster [Adams County]
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    • Westminster [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ara
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 115,046 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westminster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<6>
  • Longmont [Boulder County]
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    • Longmont [Boulder County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Ara
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,445 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longmont<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Broomfield [Broomfield County]
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      • Broomfield [Broomfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ara
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broomfield<6>
    • Northglenn [Adams County]
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      • Northglenn [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ara
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northglenn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northglenn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northglenn<6>
    • Wheat Ridge [Jefferson County]
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      • Wheat Ridge [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Ara
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,857 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheat Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheat Ridge<6>
    • Erie [Boulder County]
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      • Erie [Boulder County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Ara
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,318 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erie<6>
    • Lafayette [Boulder County]
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      • Lafayette [Boulder County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Ara
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lafayette<6>
    • Golden [Jefferson County]
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      • Golden [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Ara
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ara ...

Looking for more information about Ara? 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 Ara, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ara.

Adding Ara to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ara 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 Ara was

We also found Ara

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Colorado

About Boulder County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Boulder County: www.co.boulder.co.us/

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 Boulder, 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 Ara - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303).
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ara) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ara. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0250, Longitude: -105.2503       In this case, the coordinates for Ara have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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