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|• Type||unincorporated town|
|• Total||0.484 sq mi (1.254 km2)|
|• Land||0.484 sq mi (1.254 km2)|
|• Water||0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)|
|Elevation||7,897 ft (2,407 m)|
|• Density||120/sq mi (46/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature||Conejos CDP|
Conejos is an unincorporated town, a post office, a census-designated place (CDP), and the county seat of Conejos County, Colorado, United States. The Conejos post office has the ZIP Code 81129. At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Conejos CDP was 58, while the population of the 81129 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 156 including adjacent areas. Conejos is the only unincorporated county seat in the State of Colorado.
Conejos is a historic Hispanic settlement. Both the settlement and the county were initially named "Guadalupe". A major historical and architectural feature of Conejos is the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, founded in 1858. The church was the first Catholic parish in modern-day Colorado and was constructed by Spanish colonists from New Mexico.
The Conejos post office has been in operation since 1862.
Conejos is located in southeastern Conejos County in the San Luis Valley. It is bordered to the south by the town of Antonito. U.S. Route 285 forms the eastern edge of the community and leads north 28 miles (45 km) to Alamosa, Colorado, and south 31 miles (50 km) to Tres Piedras, New Mexico.
The Conejos CDP has an area of 310 acres (1.254 km2), all land.
The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Conejos CDP for the United States Census 2010.
|Source: United States Census Bureau|