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Welcome to Branson ...

The town of Branson is located in Las Animas County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Branson has a population of 68 people<1> (see below for details).

Branson was incorporated March 26, 1921.

From Place Names in Colorado,<2> the origin of Branson is described as "Named for Al Branson, hardware merchant, a civic minded man and leading citizen of Trinidad."

The community of Branson is 6,280 feet [1,914 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Branson is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from Branson, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The area code for Branson: (719)

The ZIP code for Branson: 81027<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Branson had a population of 74 people. This makes Branson the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 74 people, the population of Branson decreased 3.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 77 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Branson had an population of 68 people. This is a decrease of 8.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.69% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Branson.

Communities near Branson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Branson and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Hoehne   [Map]   ---   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Model   [Map]   ---   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
San Miguel - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Trinchera   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Troy - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Villegreen   [Map]   ---   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Branson.

Communities Also Named Branson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Branson - they are located in California and Missouri.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Branson. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Branson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Branson.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Branson:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Branson ...

Looking for more information about Branson? 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 Branson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Branson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Branson.

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<2>The full book title is Place Names in Colorado: Why 700 Communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. See our References and Mentions section for Branson.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Branson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 town (such as Branson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Branson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Branson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Branson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Branson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Branson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0180, Longitude: -103.8857     [Map].

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