St. Vrain State Park, near present-day Firestone, was originally the location where Fort Junction, a sod fortress, was built. Between 1863 and 1865 Fort Junction was constructed for use during the Colorado War (also known as the Indian War) by the Lower Boulder St. Vrain Valley Home Guard – a volunteer militia organized to protect local settlers from Native American attacks. In 1872, McKissick, Colorado’s first production coal mine (a mine requiring tunnels, mining equipment and employees). In 1907, the Denslow Coal and Land Company purchased 160 acres of Thomas McKissick’s land from his widow. They started the Firestone Coal Company, establishing Firestone coal mine. They platted a town next to the mine named Firestone in 1908.
Firestone CO, offers a bevy of can’t-miss things to do, Firestone has a tremendous inventory of existing and planned parks trails and open space. In the Firestone Master Plan, parks and trials have been identified for the Town's entire potential urban growth boundary.The Firestone parks and trails system map provides specific information on existing Firestone parks and trails and along facilities that are planned in the foreseeable future. attending special events, to getting involved in the arts and learning about local history; to dining at independent restaurants and staying active at area parks. With a weekly Farmer’s Market just south in Frederick, Summer series of Concerts in the park Their spectacular 4th a Firestone celebration as well as close proximity the Foothills to hike and bike, along with being close to the Denver metro area and the Northern Front Range, Firestone is a dynamic community with multiple recreational and residential facilities, full of diverse opportunity population that continues to respect its heritage.
Firestone Colorado is just 1 miles southeast of Longmont, 22 miles east of Boulder and 29 miles north of Denver.. It has an elevation of 4,970 feet above sea level with a population of 12,917 (2016) and those who do not, will find that it is a quick commute to work. Firestone has easy access to Denver, Broomfield, Boulder, Longmont and Loveland. Frederick is centrally located to all of these metro areas.
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