You are here

Huerfano County

Share to
  • Huerfano County

    Share to
    Huerfano County is a crossroads of southern Colorado known for coal production in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
    Huerfano County



Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel, Colorado: A History of the Centennial State, 4th ed. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2005).

Charles W. Henderson, “Mining in Colorado: A History of Discovery, Development, and Production,” USGS (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, March 22, 1926).

History Colorado, Huerfano County, n.d.

Robert A. Murray, “A History of the Raton Basin: Las Animas, Huerfano, and Custer: Three Colorado Counties on a Cultural Frontier,” Bureau of Land Management, (Denver: Colorado State Office, 1978).

SLV Museum Association, Francisco Fort Museum, updated 2015.

Steeped in History: Walsenburg’s Early Years, City of Walsenburg, n.d.

US Census Bureau, Huerfano County Quick Facts, updated 2015.