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Near Julesburg in Sedgwick County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Sedgwick County Colorado

 
 
Sedgwick County Colorado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 28, 2018
1. Sedgwick County Colorado Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
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
Sedgwick County Colorado Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible in foreground of fenced enclosure</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 28, 2018
2. Sedgwick County Colorado Marker (wide view; marker visible in foreground of fenced enclosure)
when traveling north. Touch for map. 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. Marker is in this post office area: Julesburg CO 80737, United States of America.
 
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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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