Prior to the 1870s, few communities existed along the front range. Those bound for Boulder detrained at the Erie Railroad Terminal and boarded a stagecoach for their final destination. The original plat for Erie was filed in 1871, following establishment of the Briggs Mine, the first commercial coal mine in Weld County. Until that time, surface coal had been delivered to its customers by horse and wagon. From 1866 until 1979, Erie was one of the largest coal-producing towns in the nation.
Erie Colorado is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. The people of Erie promote community by participating in town events, such as The Farmers Market, The Town Fair, and all The Summer Concerts. There are a large network of recreational trails located throughout the town. The restaurants, breweries, and shops downtown are local establishments that are unique, and can’t be found other places. Erie is a growing community with a small-town feel.
Erie is located in Weld County in North Central Colorado. Erie is located about 25 miles north of Downtown Denver between Interstate 25 and US 287 and north of Baseline Road. The city is situated to the northeast of Lafayette.
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