Most People Don't Know The Meaning Behind These 15 Colorado Towns
Have you ever wondered how certain Colorado towns had their names determined? Me too! Today, we will take a look at 15 Colorado towns and just how/why they were given their names! **Note: All information in this article comes from
Named for the numerous broom corn fields in the area.
Greek for "summit," Akron is the highest point on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad east of Denver.
Named for the dense forests of evergreens in the area.
Our beloved capital was named for General James Denver, the Governor of the Kansas territory when Colorado was first discovered.
5. Colorado Springs
Named for the abundant springs in the area.
6. Woodland Park
Reportedly named for the abundance of pine and spruce trees.
Named for the ore tellurium.
Named after the "Victor Mine."
The founders of the town wanted a place where "fair play" would outweigh both lawlessness and claim jumping.
Named for the Kiowa Indians.
Presumed to be named for Genoa, Italy.
Named for a sanitarium called Hygiene Home.
13. La Junta
Named after the Spanish word for "junction" (as it is the Santa Fe Trail junction that leads to Pueblo).
Named for the Ute Indian Chief Ouray, whose name translates to "ure" or "arrow."
Named for Fort Pueblo, a circular adobe structure built in 1842.
Did you know about any of these? Or have you always heard a different story behind the name? Tell us about it in the comments!
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