Simla, CO


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The Town of Simla is a Statutory Town in Elbert County, Colorado, United States. The population was estimated to be 728 in 2007.
Simla was founded in 1909, by a man with the name of Altman. Simla was named because the daughter of a railroad official was reading a book about India when she came across the name, Simla. Settled in the 1880s, Simla was incorporated in 1913. The first newspaper was started in 1911. It was also a center for the shipping of the area's potato harvest each year.
Simla is located at 39°8′27″N 104°4′58″W / 39.14083°N 104.08278°W / 39.14083; -104.08278 (39.140746, -104.082836).