Franktown - Franktown CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 39° 23.352 W 104° 45.157
13S E 521303 N 4359997
Quick Description: This Colorado Historical Marker is in a small pullout on Hwy 83 about 700 feet south of Hwy 86 in Franktown, Colorado.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/12/2011 2:58:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMDA5V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member mr.volkswagen
Views: 22

Long Description:
At first, Franktown was called Frankstown until around 1900 when the post office dropped the 's'.
~ text from the talbet ~
This tablet is the property of the State of Colorado.

Franktown

Named for J. Frank Gardiner, a pioneer who settled here in 1859. First known as "California Ranch", it was a way station between Denver and Sante Fe. In a stockade built here, neighbors found refuge from Indians in 1864. Franktown became the first county seat of Douglas County in 1861.
Erected 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 Children of Franktown.
1946
Group or Groups Responsible for Placement:
The State Historical Society of Colorado from The Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation and by The American Pioneer Trails Association, Dr. Margaret Long and Children of Franktown.


County or City: Franktown

Date Dedicated: 1946

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