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Loveland
Larimer County, Colorado

ZipCodes
80537, 80538

Motto
"America's Sweetheart City"
"Gateway to the Rockies"



Page Contents for Loveland, Colorado

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Loveland is approximately 44,291 (1996), 66859 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 12,016 (1996), 27153 (2010).
The amount of land area in Loveland is 55.388 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.307 sq kilometers.
The distance from Loveland to Washington DC is 1543 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 46 miles. (as the crow flies)
Loveland is positioned 40.41 degrees north of the equator and 105.07 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Loveland per capita income is $ 39,944.

Location

45 miles north of Denver
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History & History Related Items

Mariano Medina, a New Mexico frontiersman, came to the area in 1858 and opened a trading post west of what is now Loveland. He named the Trading Post, Namaqua. It wasn't long before the Overland Stage Line made the Namaqua part of their route in 1862. Nearby, a new town, St. Louis, was emerging. Its economy focused on a flour mill there. As St. Louis grew and prospered, Namaqua equally declined. When the railroad was mapping out their new routes, they chose a site about two miles west of St. Louis for a new location. David Barnes is the man who platted the new town near the tracks. The railroad president at the time, and a retired general, W.A.H. Loveland, was a friend of Mr. Barnes. He named the new town Loveland after his friend. The town began with just a tent, but more permanent structures were soon built. Shortly, the Loveland Hotel was built and new businesses began to spring up. Homes, schools and churches came quickly to round out the town. Culture was important in Loveland, even in the early days. An opera house was built in 1884 to provide Loveland with all the amenities of a refined life.
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Attractions

Recreation in Loveland
Rocky Mountain National Park is located approximately 25 miles due west of Loveland.

The 65th Annual Loveland Stone Age Fair
Sponsored by the Loveland Archaeological Society
Held in late September every year
September 24th and 25th 2005
Pulliam Community Building
545 N. Cleveland Ave.
Loveland, Colorado
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Loveland City Government

City of Loveland
City of Loveland
500 E. 3rd Street
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 962-2000

Loveland Chamber

Loveland Chamber of Commerce
Chamber contact information:
Send us an Email. We'd love to hear from you.
Phone (970) 667-6311
Fax (970) 667-5211
5400 Stone Creek Circle, Suite 200
Loveland, CO 80538

Loveland Community Events

September each year
www.stoneagefair.com
The story of the Loveland Stone Age Fair is the story of Archaeology in Colorado. The list of distinguished speakers at the Loveland Stone Age Fair reads like a who’s who of American Archaeology; Dr. Marie Wormington, Dr. George Frison, Dr. C. Vance Haynes, Jr., Dr. Robson Bonnichsen; the list goes on and on. There is no other venue that brings together the best in speakers and exhibits, as well as live demonstrations such as flintknapping with Bob Patten; all within the storied walls of the Pulliam Community Building in Loveland, Colorado, and all at no charge to the public.
The Loveland Stone Age Fair is sponsored by the non-profit Loveland Archaeological Society, and has been a cultural institution for the past 64 years. It is a great 2-day event for families and especially students studying Native American Cultures in school. In fact, many schools offer extra credit to students taking notes or writing reports after attending the Fair.
The Loveland Archaeological Society also presents educational programs in schools, museums, and libraries on Native American cultures and archaeology, all free of charge.
Be a part of this story. Visit our website at www.stoneagefair.com for more information.
The Annual Loveland Stone Age Fair
Pulliam Community Building
545 N. Cleveland Ave.
Loveland, Colorado

Loveland Organizations

Loveland Chamber of Commerce
Chamber contact information:
Send us an Email. We'd love to hear from you.
Phone (970) 667-6311
Fax (970) 667-5211
5400 Stone Creek Circle, Suite 200
Loveland, CO 80538

Loveland Schools

Thompson R2-J School District
535 N. Douglas Ave
Loveland, CO
Phone: 970 669-3940 Loveland

Miscellany

Loveland averages 296 days of sunshine per year

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