Leadville Information

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Facts of 21st Century Leadville

Here are some basic facts about Leadville in the 21st Century.

  • Named as "Leadville" in 1877
  • Incorporated on February 18, 1878
  • Leadville is in Lake County and is the main city in the county
  • Official elevation of 10,152
  • Known as the Two Mile High City, Cloud City, Pb, and xxxxxx
  • Area of town: 1.1 sq mi (2.86 km²)
  • Population: 2,602 (2010 census)
  • Is in the Mountain Time Zone
  • Is just east of the Continental Divide
  • Is just east of the Arkansas River
  • In the 1800s, Leadville was the second most populous town in Colorado. Denver was the most populous.
  • Leadville was once in the running to be the state capitol of Colorado
  • Coordinates: 39°15'00"N 106°17'30"W
  • Area code: 719
  • Zipcode: 80461
  • Summer temperatures will rarely be above 80°F, and is usually in the 70s or 60s.
  • Average annual snowfall is over 200".
Harrison Avenue in Leadville

View looking North from the South end of Harrison Avenue
(at 3rd Street) in Leadville, 2014.

Photograph by RG de Stolfe.

Temple Israel Foundation
208 West 8th Street
Leadville, Colorado 80461

Temple Israel Museum
201 West 4th Street
Leadville, Colorado 80461

Hebrew Cemetery
SW Corner of Evergreen Cemetery
North end of James Street, Leadville
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