TELLER COUNTY

TELLER COUNTY

Teller County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,350.[1] The county seat is Cripple Creek,[2] and the most populous city is Woodland Park.

Teller County is included in the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

 
A few years after gold was discovered in Cripple Creek, political differences between area miners and mine owners, many of whom lived in Colorado Springs, resulted in the division of El Paso County.[3] Created in 1899, Teller County was carved from the western slope of Pikes Peak, and was named after United States Senator Henry M. Teller. Within five years of its formation, Teller County became the scene of a dramatic labor struggle called the Colorado Labor Wars.
 

AREAS IN TELLER COUNTY

Florissant is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in Teller County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 104.[3] Florissant, Colorado, was named after Florissant, Missouri, the hometown of Judge James Castello, an early settler.[4] The word florissant is the gerund of the French verb fleurir, which roughly means to flourish, to flower, or to blossom.[5]
 
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is located immediately south of Florissant. The Florissant Post Office has the ZIP Code 80816.[2]
 
Florissant has several subdivisions, including Colorado Mountain Estates, Druid Hills, Florissant Heights, Indian Creek, Wilson Lakes, Valley Hi and Bear Trap Ranch
 
Florissant continues to grow. Examples of this include the addition of a new library, offering multimedia opportunities, fast broadband, computer access, and wireless access.
Ute Pass is a beautiful area with nature and mountains, but still easily accessible to town. The homes characteristically blend in with the natural surroundings. If you are looking to find a home that feels like you are living in the mountains, this is the area for you! Many of the homes have modern amenities and are just a short commute to downtown Colorado Springs. A great area for families and individuals looking for a space and a close proximity to nature.
The City of Woodland Park is the most populous city in Teller CountyColorado, United States and is immediately west of El Paso County and the unincorporated community of Crystola. Many residents in this bedroom community, which is surrounded by the one-million acre (4,000 km²) Pike National Forest, make the 17-mile (27 km) commute to Colorado SpringsUte Pass lies 12 miles (19 km) to the west of Woodland Park on US 24. The population was 7200 at the 2010 census. Nearby Douglas County is about a fifteen-minute drive from the city.
 
A post office called Woodland Park has been in operation since 1890.[7] The community was named for the abundance of trees near the original town site.

Two of the original mining towns in the Colorado Gold Rush, Cripple Creek and Victor still feature many historic buildings and mining sites.  Cripple Creek has been revitalized by the addition of limited stakes gaming and offers numerous casinos, restaurants and entertainment options.

Divide is a gateway to multiple locations and activities.  To the south are Cripple Creek and Victor, plus numerous recreational activities.  Lake George and 11 Mile Reservoir are just to the west, and the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is located in Divide.

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