Severance, Co. is located on the Colorado Eastern Plains, northwest of Greeley, a crossroads of county roads. Founded in the late 19th century as an agricultural community, the town remained primarily a small rural farming community based on the raising of cattle, sugar beets, potatoes, and onions. In the 1990s it began to grow aggressively by the construction of new residential subdivisions in the nearby rural areas of Weld County, especially as growth spilled over from nearby Windsor. The construction of new residential communities near the town has left the original agricultural community surrounded by modern construction and contributed to an upsurge in population.
Town Known For: Severance is famous within the region as the location of Bruce's Bar, a local watering hole founded in the 1950s. Bruce's was well-known for its offering of Rocky Mountain oysters (deep-fried bull testicles). Severence is also a noted gathering place for recreational motorcyclists within the region. This included the Two-Wheelers Motorcycle Club Nut Run in the fall of each year. Members from Cheyenne, WY and Denver would converge with thousands of other bikers in the region in a traditional end of riding season ride to Bruce's for music, beer and bikes.
Region: Northern Front Range Regional Information
Proximity to other towns: Located 12 miles from Greeley, 5.8 miles from Windsor, 8.7 miles from Ault, 9 miles from Timnath, 14.1 miles from Milliken
Elevation: 4,886 feet
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