National Register Listings in
Pueblo County, Colorado

Barndollar-Gann House Baxter House Beaumont, Allen, J., House Black, Dr. John A., House Complex Boone Santa Fe Railroad Depot Bowen Mansion Butler House Carlile, James N., House Central High School Central Junior High School-Keating Junior High School City Park Carousel Colorado Building Colorado Fuel and Iron Company Administrative Complex Colorado State Hospital Superintendent's House Coronado Lodge Doyle Settlement Duke, Nathaniel W., House Edison School El Pueblo First Congregational Church First Methodist Episcopal Church First Methodist Episcopal Church Fitch Terrace Frazier, R. T., House Galligan House Gast Mansion Goodnight Barn Hazelhurst Henkel-Duke Mercantile Company Warehouse Huerfano Bridge King, Dr. Alexander T., House and Carriage House McClelland Orphanage Mechanics Building/Masonic Building Montgomery Ward Building Orman-Adams House Pitkin Place Historic District Pryor, Frank, House Pueblo Christopher Columbus Monument Pueblo City Park Zoo Pueblo County Courthouse Pueblo Federal Building Pueblo Mountain Park Quaker Flour Mill Rice, Ward, House Rood Candy Company Building Roselawn Cemetery Rosemount Sacred Heart Church Sacred Heart Orphanage Santa Fe Avenue Bridge Squirrel Creek Recreational Unit St. Charles Bridge St. Charles River Bridge St. John's Greek Orthodox Church Star Journal Model Home Stickney, Charles H., House Streit, J. L., House Temple Emanuel Tooke-Nuckolls House Tutt Building Union Avenue Historic Commercial District Union Depot Vail Hotel Walter, Martin, House White, Asbury, House Young Women's Christian Association
The town of Telluride, located in the San Juan Mountains, was once a booming mining town that produced millions of dollars' worth of gold and silver. Today, it is a popular tourist destination known for its scenic beauty and outdoor activities.
Pueblo County, located in the state of Colorado, has a rich and diverse history that dates back thousands of years. The area was traditionally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Ute, Comanche, and Apache. These tribes relied on the region's fertile land and the Arkansas River for hunting, gathering, and trading.

European exploration of the area began in the 16th century when Spanish explorers arrived in search of gold and other riches. Spanish colonization followed, and Pueblo County became part of New Spain. The region played a significant role in the development of trade routes, connecting Mexico with the northern territories.

In the mid-19th century, during the peak of the Colorado Gold Rush, Pueblo County experienced a surge in population as miners and prospectors flocked to the area. The city of Pueblo, which would later become the county seat, was officially established in 1870 and quickly grew into a bustling industrial hub.

The county's economy boomed with the arrival of diverse industries such as steel manufacturing, agriculture, and transportation. The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I), one of the largest steel mills in the country, was established in Pueblo in the late 19th century, becoming a major contributor to the county's growth and prosperity.

Today, Pueblo County is a vibrant community that celebrates its cultural heritage and natural beauty. It is home to various attractions, including the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk, the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, and the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. The county continues to thrive and adapt, balancing its rich past with a vision for the future.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Pueblo County, Colorado.

  • 1842: The Bent's Fort trading post is established near present-day Pueblo, attracting fur trappers and traders.
  • 1846: The Mexican-American War leads to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which establishes the southern border of Colorado along the Arkansas River.
  • 1859: The Colorado Gold Rush brings an influx of settlers to the region, including Pueblo County.
  • 1861: Pueblo County is created as one of the original 17 counties of the Colorado Territory.
  • 1870: The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad reaches Pueblo, boosting the local economy and population growth.
  • 1886: The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) is established in Pueblo, becoming a major employer and influencing the county's development.
  • 1921: The Pueblo Steel Mill is constructed by CF&I, solidifying Pueblo as an industrial center.
  • 1930s: The Great Depression hits Pueblo County hard, leading to economic hardships for many residents.
  • 1942: Pueblo Army Air Base is established, becoming one of the largest training sites for World War II pilots.
  • 1980s: The decline of the steel industry negatively impacts Pueblo County's economy.
  • 1993: The Pueblo Reservoir is completed, providing recreational opportunities and supporting water supply for the region.
  • 2001: Pueblo County becomes the first county in Colorado to impose a tax on retail marijuana sales.