Parker in Douglas County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Twenty Mile House
property of the State of Colorado
Due West ¼ 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
The American Pioneer Trails Association,
Dr. Margaret Long, and School Children of Parker.
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Colorado - History Colorado series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 39° 31.123′ N, 104° 45.792′ W. Marker is in Parker, Colorado, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Mainstreet and Victoria Drive, on the right when traveling east on Mainstreet. Located along Mainstreet within O'Brien Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10795 Victorian Drive, Parker CO 80138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 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); Founders Village (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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. Society website homepage (Submitted on July 26, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 26, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.