Englewood, Co. has beginnings that can be traced back to gold. In the mid-1800s, prospectors on their way to California stopped in Colorado to pan its streams. 13 miners found gold in the South Platte River, and established a Placer Camp near the confluence of Little Dry Creek and the South Platte River in an area that would eventually become Englewood. This Placer Camp washed out more gold than they had found in all their previous prospecting, and triggered the beginning of the “Pikes Peak or Bust” gold rush of 1859. On May 13, 1903, citizens voted 169 to 40 in favor of incorporation. Since the area was known for its abundance of trees, the new town was named Englewood, which means “wooded nook.”
Englewood sits adjacent to two large reservoirs where visitors enjoy swimming, sailing, boating and water skiing. This community is also home to a well-designed recreation center, a skateboard park and several athletic fields. Meanwhile, hiking, skiing, camping and other forms of alpine recreation are just an hour's drive away in the Rocky Mountains.
Region: Metro Denver Area Regional Information
Proximity to other towns: Located 39 miles from Denver, 1.8 miles from Sheridan, 3.5 miles from Littleton, 4.3 miles from Bow Mar
Elevation: 5369 feet
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