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Conifer

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Conifer is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Conifer is located along U.S. Route 285 in the foothills west of Denver.HistoryA post office called Conifer was established in 1894. Some say the community was named after George Conifer, the proprietor of a local tavern, while others believe conifer trees near the original town site caused the name to be selected.LandmarksThe Clifton House Inn, Jefferson County Register of Historic PlacesConifer Junction School, National Register of Historic PlacesThe Conley Coffee Shop, Jefferson County Register of Historic PlacesThe Lubin-Blakeslee Place at Meyer Ranch, Conifer, Jefferson County Register of Historic PlacesMidway House at Meyers Ranch, built 1889, National Register of Historic Places 5JF.303Original Elk Creek Fire House, Jefferson County Register of Historic PlacesPleasant Park School, built 1894, Colorado Register of Historic Places 5JF.972Yellow Barn at Bradford Junction, built 1918, Jefferson County Register of Historic PlacesConey Island Hot Dog Stand for many years it was in Aspen Park area of Conifer, but was moved to the nearby community of Bailey.Staunton State Park - 3,908-acre state park located 6 miles west of ConiferEducationStudents living within Jefferson County attend Jefferson County schools. Those neighborhood schools are Elk Creek Elementary School, West Jefferson Elementary School, Marshdale Elementary School, West Jefferson Middle School, and Conifer High School. In 2011, Conifer High School was ranked 434 in the top 500 schools in the nation by Newsweek.
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