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- Eagle county is located in northcentral Colorado, on the western slope. I-70 traverses Eagle county, providing access to the communities of Dotsero, Gypsum, Eagle, Edwards, Avon, and Vail. To the north of I-70 are the small towns of Sweetwater, Bond, McCoy, and Wolcott. To the south of I-70 are the communities of Minturn, Red Cliff, and the ghost town of Gilman. Between Glenwood Springs (in Garfield County) and Aspen (in Pitkin County) are Basalt and El Jebel. (Personal knowledge, J. Crook)
Eagle County List from the National Register of Historic Places
- To be added 1885 census; more complete list of museums; county government and historic place names.
Historical census data for Eagle County
|Census Year||Eagle County||Avon||Basalt||Eagle||Gypsum||Minturn||Red Cliff||Vail|
|1890||3725||N. A.||N. A.||N. A.||N. A.||N. A.||383||N. A.|
|1900||3608||N. A.||382||124||N. A.||N. A.||256||N. A.|
|1910||2985||N. A.||235||186||N. A.||241||383||N. A.|
|1920||3385||N. A.||185||358||164||298||347||N. A.|
|1930||3924||N. A.||148||341||165||400||544||N. A.|
|1940||5361||N. A.||212||518||245||596||715||N. A.|
|1950||4488||N. A.||173||445||345||509||556||N. A.|
|1960||4677||N. A.||213||546||358||662||586||N. A.|
Eagle County, Colorado Historic Newspapers online
|Years||Title of Publication||Beginning and ending dates||Number of issues|
|1899 to 1907||The Basalt Journal||January 7, 1899 - December 14, 1907||378 issues|
|1945 to 1989||Blizzard||January 28, 1945 - July 1, 1989||140 issues|
|1942 to 1944||The Camp Hale Ski-Zette||December 18, 1942 - September 30, 1944||72 issues|
|1897 to 1911||The Eagle County Blade||February 4, 1897 - November 17, 1911||658 issues|
|1897 to 1899||Eagle County Examiner||July 3, 1897 - July 22, 1899||6 issues|
|1920 to 1922||The Eagle County News||August 21, 1920 - December 16, 1922||112 issues|
|1898 to 1906||Eagle County Times||August 13, 1898 - June 30, 1906||361 issues|
|1973 to 1975||The Eagle Eye||September 18, 1973 - June 10, 1975||53 issues|
|1902 to 1982||The Eagle Valley Enterprise||May 24, 1901 - August 19, 1982||4166 issues|
|1893||The Fulford Signal||April 14, 1893 - November 10, 1893||22 issues|
|1915||The Gypsum Democrat||May 8, 1915 - June 12, 1915||2 issues|
|1922 to 1941||The Holy Cross Trail||December 30, 1922 - September 19, 1941||967 issues|
|1965 to 1975||The Vail Trail||October 1, 1965 - January 31, 1975||435 issues|
Historical Societies and Museums
- Basalt Regional Heritage Society Undeveloped website when visited October 22, 2021
- Eagle County Historical Society An active historical society which operates a museum and publishes books about Eagle County.
- Coloado Snowsport Museum Vail, Colorado
Historic Eagle County Place Names
- The main source for the information in this table is Stanwyck's "Colorado Places by County."
|Adelaide Park||Mining Camp|
|Allen||also known as Wilmore; Railroad Station on 1895 map|
|Allenton||Railroad stop on maps through 1923|
|Aspen Junction||Established 1890; name changed to Basalt in 1895|
|Astor City||Early trading post|
|Avon||Established 1884; incorporated 1978|
|Basalt||Established 1882; name changed 1895. Incorporated 1901|
|Battle Mountain||see Gilman|
|Belden||Established 1879 in Summit County; on 1889 railroad map|
|Bell's Camp||Also known as Cleveland; Established 1880 in Summit County|
|Blaine||Post Office 1884-1886|
|Buss Place||On 1964 map|
|Camp Fulford||See Fulford; Established before 1887|
|Camp Hale||Established 1942|
|Castle||Post Office established 1885; name changed to Eagle 1891|
|Castles||Railroad stop 1895-1899 map|
|Castner||Railroad stop 1923 map|
|Cleveland||also known as Bell’s Camp; established 1880 in Summit County; Post Office 1883-1884 in Eagle County|
|Cooper||Post Office established 1881 in Summit County; became Taylor 1882-1886 in Eagle County; renamed Cooper 1886-1890.|
|Copper Spur||Name changed from Coppertown in 1929; Postoffice 1929-1955|
|Copperton||Post office 1917|
|Coppertown||Post office 1922-1929|
|Camp Fency||Established 1880-1884 in Summit County|
|Derby||Post office 1888-1889|
|Dotsero||Established 1880; Post office 1882-1948|
|Dowd||Dowds Junction; Established 1907|
|Eagle||Post Office 1880-1882|
|Eagle||previously Castle, Rio Aguila, McDonald; Est 1885; 1891 name changed to Eagle; Incorporated 1905.|
|Eagle Park||On 1887 map.|
|El Jebel||Railroad Stop 1923-1980;|
|Fulford||also known as Camp Fulford; established before 1887; post office 1892-1910|
|Fort Arnett||Settler Fort Established 1879|
|Gilman||originally Clinton, then Battle Mountain, Rock Creek; railroad stop 1881; town established 1886; post office closed 1985|
|Gold Park||post office 1881-1883|
|Gypsum||Established 1883; incorporated 1911|
|Halfway House||Stage Stop|
- Historical Census Data - Counties and Municipalities Colorado Department of Local Affairs: State Demography Office, 2018. Accessed 23 March 2018.
- Stanwyck, Don "Colorado County Evolution." CoGenWeb project, 2003. Accessed 2018 March 23. Archives by the Wayback Machine on March 19, 2018. Accessed archived page on 20 October 2021.
- Stanwyck, Don "Colorado Places by County." CoGenWeb project, 1998, 2009 & 2011. Accessed 2018 July 26
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