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Welcome to Manhattan ...

So far, we have found very little information about Manhattan. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Manhattan to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Manhattan, please Contact Us.


Manhattan would have been located within present day Larimer County<2>.

When the people of Manhattan referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Manhattanite<3>

Manhattan was founded in 1886.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Manhattan is 8,470 feet [2,582 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Manhattan is about 1½ mile [or ~2½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Manhattan was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Manhattan still existed, it would have been in the (970) area code.

Communities Also Named Manhattan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Manhattan - they are located in Florida (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.

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

Communities near Manhattan ...

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

  • Red Feather Lakes [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Feather Lakes
    • Red Feather Lakes [Larimer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Manhattan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Feather Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Feather Lakes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Feather Lakes<7>
  • Glen Haven [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Haven
    • Glen Haven [Larimer County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Manhattan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Haven<7>
  • Livermore [Larimer County]
  • Virginia Dale [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Dale
    • Virginia Dale [Larimer County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northeast of Manhattan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Dale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia Dale<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bellvue [Larimer County]
    • Lulu City [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lulu City
      • Lulu City [Grand County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southwest of Manhattan
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lulu City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Drake [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drake
      • Drake [Larimer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drake<7>
    • Estes Park [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estes Park
      • Estes Park [Larimer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the south of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estes Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estes Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estes Park<7>
    • Tie Siding [Albany County]
    • Dutchtown [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchtown
      • Dutchtown [Grand County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Manhattan
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Dutchtown. 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 Manhattan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Manhattan.

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

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

Adding Manhattan to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Colorado

About Larimer County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Larimer County: www.co.larimer.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Manhattan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Larimer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Manhattan refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Manhattan may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Manhattan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Manhattan) 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 Manhattan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ManhattanOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manhattan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7323, Longitude: -105.5999    
<6>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.
<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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