Near Las Animas in Bent County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
property of the State of Colorado
Established in 1866.
Named for Thomas O. Boggs,
first settler on this site.
Home of Kit Carson and
John W. Prowers, noted pioneers.
Seat of Bent County, 1870.
Site of first public school
in southeastern Colorado.
Erected 1946 by the State Historical Society of Colorado from the Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation and by Mary Prowers Hudnall, citizens and school children of Las Animas.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 2.497′ N, 103° 12.761′ W. Marker is near Las Animas, Colorado, in Bent County. Marker is on Colorado Route 101 0.6 miles south of County Road 10.75, on the right when traveling north. Located at the Boggsville Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28000 CO-101, Las Animas CO 81054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker From Trail to Town (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Boggsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Bent County (approx. 1.6 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 3.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Boggsville. (Submitted on July 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Colorado Encyclopedia article on the Boggsville Historic Site. (Submitted on July 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.