Near Julesburg in Sedgwick County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Sedgwick County Colorado
The Northeastern most county in Colorado was first Weld County, later Logan County and established in its own right April 9, 1889.
It consists of 554 square miles, incorporating 3 towns: The County Seat, Julesburg, Ovid and Sedgwick.
The cattle industry developed then irrigation contributed to agricultural crops such as sugar beets, small grain, corn and beans. Later, circular irrigation spread to the tablelands.
Sedgwick County was the first in the state to be served by the Union Pacific Railroad.
Famous trails through the county were the Pony Express and the Military Road to Laramie, crossing the South Platte River at the Upper California Crossing near Ovid. The Denver Road continued west on the south side of the South Platte River.
Buffalo once abundant disappeared from the plains around 1880.
In commemoration of our forefathers and citizens.
Erected 1976 by Fort Sedgwick Historical Society & The Colorado Centennial-Bicentennial Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is April 9, 1889.
Location. 41° 0.141′ N, 102° 3.095′ W. Marker is near Julesburg, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of County Highway 63.2 and County Highway 36, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located 4.3 miles southeast of Interstate 80 from the Big Springs, Nebraska exit, at the intersection of Nebraska's Deuel County Road 36 and Colorado's Sedgwick County Road 63.2. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Julesburg CO 80737, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colorado's Northeast Corner (here, next to this marker); Perkins County Nebraska (here, next to this marker in Nebraska); Keith County Nebraska (here, next to this marker in Nebraska); Deuel County Nebraska (within shouting distance of this marker in Nebraska); Sam Bass and the Big Springs Robbery (approx. 4.3 miles away in Nebraska); Waterman Sod House (approx. 4.3 miles away in Nebraska); Phelps Hotel (approx. 4.4 miles away in Nebraska); The Pony Express (approx. 4.4 miles away in Nebraska).
More about this marker. The marker is adjacent to a weathered stone post and directional arrows marking the Colorado/Nebraska boundary and Colorado's Northeast Corner. The post is embedded in a concrete pad and surrounded by a wrought iron fence. The fenced enclosure also contains directional arrows and historical markers from each of the four surrounding counties - Sedgwick (CO), Perkins (NE), Keith (NE) and Deuel (NE).
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