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Welcome to Dove Creek ...

The town of Dove Creek is located in Dolores County<1> and is the County Seat for Dolores County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Dove Creek: Dove Crk. (or less commonly used: Dove Ck. or Dove Cr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dove Creek has a population of 700 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Dove Creek, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated June 15, 1939.

Dove Creek is 6,840 feet [2,085 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Dove Creek is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Dove Creek is located in the (970) area code.

The ZIP code for Dove Creek: 81324<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dove Creek had an population of 700 people. This is a decrease of 4.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dove Creek had a population of 735 people (which is 35.61% of the total population of Dolores County). This makes Dove Creek the county's most populous community.

The population of Dove Creek represents 0.01% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 166th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 735 people, the population of Dove Creek increased 5.3% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 698 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dove Creek.

Communities Also Named Dove Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Dove Creek - it's located in Georgia.

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

Communities near Dove Creek ...

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

  • Ucolo (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ucolo
    • Ucolo lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Dove Creek and is located in San Juan County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ucolo
  • Cahone (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Lockerby (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockerby
    • Lockerby was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Dove Creek and is located in San Juan County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockerby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Egnar (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Pleasant View (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
    • Pleasant View lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Dove Creek and is located in Montezuma County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant View<7>
  • Ackmen (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackmen
    • Ackmen was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Dove Creek and is located in Montezuma County
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Ackmen. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
  • Slick Rock (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Yellow Jacket (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Lewis (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
    • Lewis lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Dove Creek and is located in Montezuma County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewis<7>
  • McPhee (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McPhee
    • McPhee was located 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the southeast of Dove Creek and is located in Montezuma County
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McPhee. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dove Creek ...

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

Adding Dove Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dove Creek 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 Dove Creek was on a map titled Map of Colorado (from Rand McNally, 1947).

We also found Dove Creek on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Utah (1950).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Dove Creek

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

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 Dolores, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dove Creek.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dove Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Dove Creek). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dove Creek or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Dove Creek) 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 Dove Creek. 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 Dove CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dove Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7666, Longitude: -108.9062       In this case, the coordinates for Dove Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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