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Olathe streets map. Detailed large scale map of Olathe town, Colorado state. Points of Interest of Olathe CO on the map

Olathe

See Map 21 • Population: 1,573 • Elevation: 5,356 • Area Code: 970 • Montrose Co., CO 81425

Points of Interest:

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the Grand Mesa, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Montrose Farm Equipment Museum, Montrose Ute Indian Museum, Uncompahgre River

Annual Events:

Flash Light Easter Egg Hunt Mid-April

Sweet Corn Festival & Car Show Early August       (970) 323-6006 (866) 636-CORN

Christmas Craft Bazaar Late November

Miracle on Main Street Parade Mid-December

Visitor Information City Hall                                  419 Horton Ave. (970)323-5601

Hospital Montrose Memorial Hospital              800 3rd St., Montrose (970) 249-2211

Airport Montrose Regional Airport                2100 Airport Rd., Montrose (970) 249-3203

Post Office                                                                        215 HWY 50 Business Loop (970) 323-5936

Police Department                                                              420 Horton Ave. (970) 323-4357

Fire Department                                                                 512 Horton Ave. (970) 323-6234

Newspaper Olathe Gazette                                309 Main St. (970) 323-8626

Olathe is corny and proud of it. The Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is by far the biggest event of the year and festival-goers annually gnaw on more than 70,000 ears of corn. Although Olathe's recent growth springs from its popularity as a bedroom community between Montrose and Delta, it's been sweet corn that has seen the area through times good and bad. Onions, pinto beans, hay, feed corn, lettuce, broccoli, apples, cherries, and peaches are also grown here, and ranchers raise bison, cattle, sheep, hogs, chickens, horses and, more recendy, elk and llamas. When the Denver & Rio Grande came through the Uncompahgre Valley in 1882, it built a switch and a section house at a location the construction crew named Colorow, after a Ute leader. A town grew at the site. When the town got a depot in 1896, a name change was suggested by the depot agent, who'd worked in Olathe, Kansas.