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Independence is in Pitkin County.
The community was named for the nearby Independence Mine, which was discovered on the Fourth of July, 1879
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Colorado named Independence. For links to other places called Independence, CO, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Independence is 39.107N. The longitude is -106.605W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 10,912 feet.
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Pitkin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Independence political report.
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