Tanis J Irene
Phone (719) 687-1109
Fax (719) 687-4789
300 Sunny Glen Court
Woodland Park, CO 80866
Florissant Area Guide
Florissant is an unincorporated town and a U.S. Post Office in Teller County, Colorado. The area was named after Florissant, Missouri, the hometown of the founding family. The word florissant is the gerund of the French verb fleurir, which roughly means to flourish, to flower, or to blossom. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is located immediately south of Florissant. This area is just east of the starting point of the Hayman fire, which as of 2006, is the largest fire in Colorado's history.
Florissant is served by the Florissant Fire Protection District. The District consist of 3 Fire Stations, 3 Engines, 2 Tenders, 3 Rescue Trucks, and a Mule 4wd off road vehicle. Florissant Fire. The area also has several subdivisions, including Colorado Mountain Estates, Florissant Heights, Indian Creek, Wilson Lakes, and Valley Hi.
Florissant continues to grow to meet the needs of its population through its addition of a new library offering multimedia opportunities, fast broadband, computer access; as well as, wireless access has brought residents closer to friends, relatives, and online education. As with most communities which are neither incorporated nor census-designated places, determination of a reasonable population count for Florissant is problematic as there is no objective standard determining exactly how much area around the business district should be included in the community. Discover all this and more about Florissant by visiting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florissant,_Colorado.
Florissant was founded by the Costello family in 1863. They named the area after the family’s hometown of Florissant, Missouri. The family settled the area in 1870. To discover more about Florissant’s history, please visit: http://montesanoenterprises.com/florissantco.htm.
Florissant Parks & Recreation
Florissant Community Park
Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
The Gold Belt Tour