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Parker in Douglas County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Twenty Mile House

 
 
Twenty Mile House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2016
1. Twenty Mile House Marker
Inscription.
This tablet is the
property of the State of Colorado
— —
Due West mile stood the
TWENTY MILE HOUSE
(Twenty miles from Denver)
First house built in Parker, 1864.
On the Smoky Hill Trail, an
emigrant route that was dotted
with unmarked graves of pioneers.
Junction of the Smoky Hill
and Santa Fe stage lines.
A refuge for early settlers
against Indian attacks.
Hostelry kept in turn by Nelson
Doud and by James S. Parker (for
whom the town of Parker is named)

The State Historical Society of Colorado
from The Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation
and by
The American Pioneer Trails Association,
Dr. Margaret Long, and School Children of Parker.
1945

 
Erected 1945 by the State Historical Society of Colorado from The Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation and by The American Pioneer Trails Association, Dr. Margaret Long and the School Children of Parker. (Marker Number 54.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
 
Location. 39° 31.123′ N, 104° 45.792′ W. Marker is in
Twenty Mile House addendum marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2016
2. Twenty Mile House addendum marker.
20 Mile House
Historical Monument
relocated this site
June 1988
Parker Area
Historical Society
and the
Town of Parker

As part of the relocation, the monument was completely dismantled and rebuilt on this new site.
Parker, Colorado, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Mainstreet and Victoria Drive, on the right when traveling east on Mainstreet. Click for map. Located along Mainstreet within O'Brien Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10795 Victorian Drive, Parker CO 80138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ave Maria Chapel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dedication to Parker's Most Significant Early Doctor (about 600 feet away); Newcomb House (about 600 feet away); Hood House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Cherry Creek Camp (approx. 3.4 miles away); Russellville - History of Franktown / Franktown Country - Timber Industry (approx. 7.7 miles away); Franktown (approx. 9 miles away); Castle Rock (approx. 11.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Parker.
 
More about this marker. The marker is made from petrified wood found in the Parker Area.
 
Also see . . .  Parker Area Historical Society page about marker. (Submitted on July 26, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Twenty Mile House Marker and pillar. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2016
3. Twenty Mile House Marker and pillar.
Historic remnant of the Twenty Mile House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2016
4. Historic remnant of the Twenty Mile House
This is all that remains of the 20 Mile House. This building is located mile west of the stone pillar marker at the intersection of Mainstreet and Stage Run.
View of marker looking west on Mainstreet. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2016
5. View of marker looking west on Mainstreet.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on July 26, 2016.
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