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Fort Lupton
Weld County, Colorado


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Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Fort Lupton is approximately 7377 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,795 (1990), 2391 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fort Lupton is 7.511 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.096 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fort Lupton to Washington DC is 1527 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 22 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fort Lupton is positioned 40.08 degrees north of the equator and 104.80 degrees west of the prime meridian.


25 minutes from Denver
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History & History Related Items

Trapper's Trail was the main area for fur trading during the middle 1830's. At this same time, more commerce was established with the local indians, including the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Pawnee and Sioux. In 1836, a fur trading post was begun by Lt. Lancaster Platt Lupton, which was named for him as Fort Lupton. After only a year, three additional forts were established along a 15 mile portion of the South Platte River. These forts were: Lupton, Jackson St. Vrain and Vasquez. Fort Lupton was used greatly during the next 10 years and received visitors like Kit Carson and Lt. John C. Fremont. Much fur trading went on at the Fort by native americans, merchants and Mexican traders. In 1846, the Fort was closed, only to be used occasionally for corraling livestock, as a pioneer refuge, a stage station and an Army detachment site. Today there are plans to restore the original Fort. Agriculture remains the prominant part of the local economy. A smaller part of the economy includes the oil industry and manufacturing.
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Fort Lupton Schools

Fort Lupton School District RE-8

301 Reynolds Street
Fort Lupton CO 80621
Phone: 303-857-3200

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