Colorado Resort Adventure Guide

Fort Morgan - Morgan Co., CO 80701

Population: 9,068 - Elevation: 4,300 - Area Code: 970

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Points of interest: Old Fort Monument, Old Fort Site, Fort Morgan Museum

Annual events: Spring Bazaar in April; Tin Man Triathlon in June; Festival in the Park in July; The Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament in Aug.; The Clavis Club Festival in Sept.; Christmas Bazaar & Parade, The Hyperion Vision of Trees in Nov. Hotel & Motel Rooms: 332 units in 11 lodges

Visitors Information Chamber of Commerce 300 Main St 867-6702
Hospitals Colo. Plains Med. Center 1000 Lincoln St 867-3391
Bus Station Greyhound Bus Lines 718 W. Platte Ave 867-8072
Public Transit AmTrak S. Ensign St. (800) 872-7245
Airport Fort Morgan Airport 23101 Hwy 52 867-8414
Colleges Morgan Community College 17800 County Rd 20 867-3081
Post Office 300 State St 867-7111
Libraries Ft. Morgan Library 414 Main St 867-9456
Museums Ft. Morgan Museum 414 Main St 867-6331
Public Golf Courses Ft. Morgan Municipal G. C. 17586 County Rd T-5/10 867-5990
Police Department 901 E. Beaver Ave 867-5678
Fire Department 867-2815
Newspapers Ft. Morgan Times 329 Main St 867-5651
Radio Stations KFTM

Fort Morgan was founded in 1884 by Abner Baker near the site of old Fort Morgan. The old fort was built to protect wagon trains, stage coaches, mail service and increased immigration into the area. The fort was abandoned after the Native Americans were brought under control and by 1870 there was very little left of the fort. The new town was founded as a potential agricultural center for the area.

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