Falcon | Peyton | Eastern El Paso County

Falcon | Peyton | Eastern El Paso County

Falcon, CO was once a quiet ranching community but has experienced major growth since the 1990s. It provides the perfect mix of walking trails, outdoor recreation, stunning views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range mountains and a growing number of stores and restaurants for convenience. Falcon is served by School District 49 and offers easy access to many of the local military installations. Popular Falcon neighborhoods include the master-planned communities of Meridian Ranch and Woodmen Hills. Beyond Falcon, in eastern El Paso County, lies the towns of Calhan, Ramah, Ellicott, Rush and Yoder to name a few.

AREAS IN Eastern El Paso County

Falcon CO is an unincorporated community exurb in El Paso CountyColoradoUnited States. It lies along US 24 about 14 miles northeast of Colorado Springs. A railroad hub in the early 20th century, the town spent several decades as a quiet ranching community until it experienced rapid residential growth throughout the 1990s which has continued increasingly through today. The population of Falcon as of 2009 was estimated to be 10,514.[2] The U.S. Post Office in Peyton, Colorado (ZIP Code 80831) serves Falcon postal addresses,[3] but many people mistakenly believe those residing in the Falcon area are Peyton residents.

Peyton is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in El Paso CountyColorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 250.[3]The nearby unincorporated area of Falconalso uses zip code 80831.[2]Peyton and towns such as Falcon, CalhanRamahSimla, and Matheson straddle U.S. Highway 24between Colorado Springs and Limon, Colorado where US 24 intersects with Interstate 70.

The Town of Calhan is a Statutory Town in El Paso CountyColorado, United States. The town population was 780 at the 2010 United States Census.[8]Calhan straddles U.S. Highway 24. With Calhan sitting at an elevation of 6,535 feet above sea level, Calhan is the highest non-mountain town in the United States.
 
Calhan was established in 1888 as a water station for the now-defunct Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, with the first steam locomotivearriving on November 5, 1888. The town was named by and for Michael Calahan, who had the contract to lay railroad tracks from the Colorado/Kansas border to Colorado Springs. However, when the town’s first U.S. Post Office opened on November 24, 1888, the middle “a” had been dropped and the town was registered as “Calhan.”[9] The town was incorporated as a Statutory Town in 1919.
 
The town grew quickly, but it wasn’t until 1906 that the Calhan Rock Island Railroad Depot was built to meet the growing needs of the area.

The Town of Ramah /ˈreɪmə/ is a Statutory Town in El Paso CountyColorado, United States. The population was 123 as of the 2010 census.[6] According to tradition, the name is derived from India.

The area was first settled in a place called Old Zounds, which was 27 miles southeast of Kiowa. The post office, called O.Z. because the applicant just used the initials, existed until at least 1881. The post office was moved from Old Zounds to nearby Ramah in 1889.[8][9]
Ramah began as a small railroading town along the Rock Island Railroad in the late 1800s. It was incorporated on July 18, 1927. During its peak, it was home to several hundred residents. Eventually, by the mid-1900s, the railroad was shut down, and Ramah suffered, since the railroad connected it to the Colorado Springs, forty miles to the southwest. Despite its decline, Ramah continues to exist, with ranching as the mainstay of its economy.

The Marksheffel corridor serves a variety of needs including direct access to the Powers corridor. Boasting easy access to military installations, it is great place for military families. It is close to shopping, entertainment, and more! This area includes the popular communities of Claremont Ranch and Banning Lewis Ranch.

Drennan/Truckton/Edison are unicorporated areas located in eastern El Paso County.

Ellicott is a census-designated place located in El Paso CountyColorado. The population as of the 2010 Census was 1,131.[3] The U.S. Post Office at Calhan (ZIP Code 80808) now serves the Ellicott postal address.

Yoder is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Officelocated in El Paso CountyColorado, United States. The Yoder Post Office has the ZIP Code 80864.[3]

A post office called Yoder has been in operation since 1904.[4] Ira M. Yoder, an early postmaster, gave the community his name.

Rush is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office located in El Paso CountyColorado, United States. The Rush Post Office has the ZIP Code 80833. [2]
 
Named for Christopher Rush, a homesteader from Missouri who settled there in 1907.
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