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Jackson County, Colorado


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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Walden is approximately 890 (1990), 608 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 431 (1990), 291 (2010).
The amount of land area in Walden is 0.854 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Walden to Washington DC is 1611 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 101 miles. (as the crow flies)
Walden is positioned 40.73 degrees north of the equator and 106.28 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Walden elevation is 8,099 feet above sea level.

History & History Related Items

Walden was established in 1889 at the crossing of wagon roads from Laramie, Wyoming to Teller City, Colorado and Albany Wyoming to Granby, Grand County, Colorado. The founders thought this would be a good place to set up a trading center because of the Teller City mining and the many ranchers and homesteaders who were starting to move into the area.
It was at a place known as "Point of Rocks" but it was not a dignified so the name of Sagebrush was briefly considered but ended up being named for Marcus Aurelius Walden a one time postmaster at Sage Hen Springs. Walden was incorporated on 2 December 1890 and received its post office at that time.
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The founding of Walden


The incorporation of Walden

2 December 1890


North Park Pioneer Museum

. County Courthouse built in 1913
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Walden City Government

Walden Town Hall
513 Harrison St.
Walden, Colorado 80480Phone: 970-723-4344

Walden is the County seat for Jackson County, Colorado

Walden Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
491 Main St.
Walden, Co 80480
Phone: 970-723-4600

Walden Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
491 Main St.
Walden, Co 80480
Phone: 970-723-4600

Walden Libraries

Jackson County Public Library
412 4th
Walden, CO 80480
Phone: 970-723-4602

Walden Schools

Walden Elementary School
902 5th St.
Walden, Colorado 80480
Phone: 970-723-4393

North Park School District R-1
910 4th St
Walden, CO 80480
Phone: 970-723-4391

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