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Welcome to Fairplay ...

The town of Fairplay is located in Park County<1> and is the County Seat for Park County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fairplay has a population of 809 people<2> (see below for details).

Fairplay was founded in 1859 and was incorporated November 15, 1872.

The community of Fairplay is 9,950 feet [3,033 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Fairplay is about 1¾ mile [or ~3 km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Fairplay: (719)

The ZIP code for Fairplay: 80440<4>

Websites for Fairplay ...

Official Website: www.fairplayco.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fairplay had an population of 809 people. This is an increase of 19.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 32.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fairplay had a population of 679 people. This makes Fairplay the county's most populous community.

The population of Fairplay represents 0.01% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 173rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 679 people, the population of Fairplay increased 11.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 610 people).

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

Communities Also Named Fairplay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Fairplay - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland (2), Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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

Communities near Fairplay ...

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

  • Breckenridge [Summit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breckenridge
    • Breckenridge [Summit County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Fairplay
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,954 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Breckenridge<6>
  • Leadville [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadville
    • Leadville [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Fairplay
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,773 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leadville<6>
  • Blue River [Summit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue River
    • Blue River [Summit County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Fairplay
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 928 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue River have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue River
  • Alma [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
    • Alma [Park County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Fairplay
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alma Junction [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma Junction
      • Alma Junction [Park County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Fairplay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma Junction
    • Horseshoe [Park County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe
      • Horseshoe [Park County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Fairplay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Buckskin Joe [Park County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckskin Joe
      • Buckskin Joe [Park County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Fairplay
    • Park City [Park County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Park County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Fairplay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Como [Park County]
    • Dyersville [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyersville
      • Dyersville [Summit County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Fairplay

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairplay. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fairplay.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fairplay ...

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

Adding Fairplay to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fairplay 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 Fairplay was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Mentions & References for Fairplay

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About Park County

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The official website for Fairplay: www.fairplayco.us/

The official website for Park County: www.parkco.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 Park, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fairplay.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairplay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Fairplay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fairplay or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 from Point A (ie- Fairplay) 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 Fairplay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FairplayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairplay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2258, Longitude: -105.9988    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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