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The population of Cokedale is approximately 139 (2000), 129 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 95 (1990), 53 (2010).

The amount of land area in Cokedale is 0.525 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cokedale to Washington DC is 1570 miles. The distance to the Colorado state capital is 181 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cokedale is positioned 37.14 degrees north of the equator and 104.62 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Cokedale location: in southern Colorado, southwest of Trinidad and near the New Mexico border.

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Cokedale history:

An old coal mining town in southern Colorado, Cokedale was named for the rows of coke ovens nearby. Cokeville began as a company town, founded in 1906 by the American Smelting and Refining Company. In the early 1900's, Cokeville thrived with the mining activity with three mines and 350 ovens in operation. After WWII, the coal and coke industries diminished and the mines and ovens were closed by 1946. Many buildings were torn down, but the company allowed some people to purchase their buildings for a very low price. Many people purchased their homes and remained in the area with Cokeville incorporating in 1948. Though the population has dwindled to a small number, the town still remains strong. Cokeville was entered on the National Historic REgister in 1984.
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Cokedale attractions:

Scenic Highway of Legends
This route, Highway 12, was designated as one of Colorado's scenic and historical byways in 1987. It was named a National Forest Byway in 1988. The 80 mile route passes through wonderfully beautiful scenery on its course. It can be driven in about two hours. It winds through Walsenburg, La Veta, Cuchara, Monument Lake, Stonewall, Vigil, Weston, Segundo, Cokesdale and Trinidad crossing the Cuchara Pass at 9,994 feet above sea level part way along the byway. A welcome center is located in Trinidad with more information about the route. Here is a map page for the highway.

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