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Dove Creek
Dolores County, Colorado


"the Pinto Bean Capitol of the World"

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History & History-related items


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.


Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Dove Creek is approximately 643 (1990), 735 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 305 (1990), 309 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dove Creek is 1.371 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dove Creek to Washington DC is 1810 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 267 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dove Creek is positioned 37.76 degrees north of the equator and 108.90 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Dove Creek, Colorado has been known as "the Pinto Bean Capitol of the World." One reason that pinto beans grow very well there is that the soil has a very high iron content, and is red in color. The local water supply is sometimes a carrier of minute bits of this red deposit, which will stain laundry a faint reddish color. Local legend says that if a person gets the red soil of Dove Creek between their toes, they will be compelled to return to Dove Creek. Dove Creek and the surrounding area are located above a large deposit of uranium, which is now somewhat too expensive to mine commercially. The townis approximately 8 miles from the state line with Utah. A somewhat scandalous book titled "The Crow Flies Crooked" was once written by the editor of the local newspaper, The Dove Creek Press. The storyof the book was fiction, but based upon the personalities of actual local residents. The book aroused such distress in the local residents that they purchased as many copies of the book as they could locate, and destroyed them.
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Dove Creek City Government

Dove Creek Town Clerk
505 W 4th St
Dove Creek, CO 81324
Phone: 970-677-2255

225 W 7th St
Dove Creek, CO 81324
Phone: 970-677-9540

Dove Creek Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
128 Highway 666
Dove Creek, CO 81324
Phone: 970-677-2245

Dove Creek Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
128 Highway 666
Dove Creek, CO 81324
Phone: 970-677-2245

Dove Creek Libraries

Dolores County Library
713 N Main
Dove Creek, CO 81324
Phone: 970-677-2356

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