About This Place
Florissant is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in Teller County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 104. Florissant, Colorado, 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. The Florissant Post Office has the ZIP Code 80816.
Florissant is just east of the starting point of the Hayman fire, which as of 2006, is the largest fire in Colorado's history.