Cornish is an unincorporated community in Weld County, in the U.S. state of Colorado.[1]

History

A post office called Cornish was established in 1914, and remained in operation until 1967.[2] The community was named after a Mr. Cornish, an engineer employed by the Union Pacific Railroad.[3]

A railway was built through Cornish sometime in the early 1900s, as part of a line from Greeley to Briggsdale.[4] The Union Pacific Railroad filed for the abandonment of the line in 1942, with the actual abandonment occurring in 1946.

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cornish, Colorado
  2. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  3. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 15.
  4. ^ Fraser, Clayton, B. (August 31, 1997), The History and Evolution of Colorado's Railroads: 1858-1948 (PDF), Loveland: United States Department of the Interior, p. 101

Coordinates: 40°31′23″N 104°24′48″W / 40.52306°N 104.41333°W / 40.52306; -104.41333