Roggen, Colorado
Roggen, Colorado
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Roggen, Colorado
Roggen, Colorado (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°10′06″N 104°22′18″W / 40.16833°N 104.37167°W / 40.16833; -104.37167Coordinates: 40°10′06″N 104°22′18″W / 40.16833°N 104.37167°W / 40.16833; -104.37167
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyWeld County[1]
Elevation4,701 ft (1,433 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code[2]
80652
GNIS feature ID0204697

Roggen is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The Roggen Post Office has the ZIP Code 80652.[2]

A post office called Roggen has been in operation since 1883.[3] The community most likely derives its name from Edward P. Roggin, a Nebraska legislator.[4]

Geography

Roggen is located at 40°10′06″N 104°22′18″W / 40.16833°N 104.37167°W / 40.16833; -104.37167 (40.168380,-104.371662).

Popular Culture

Roggen plays a minor part in Tom Clancy's novel The Sum of All Fears. Terrorists purchase a safe house near Roggen in preparation for attacking the Super Bowl being played in Denver.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. January 2, 2007. Retrieved January 2, 2007.
  3. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  4. ^ 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. 43.