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Carr CO real estate information. If you’re thinking about purchasing Carr Colorado real estate, here are some useful facts. There are rarely more than half a dozen homes for sale in Carr, so when one pops up, it’s usually worth a look. Prices vary widely for a Carr home, and can range from about $150,000 to the low $500,000 range. Chris Mullins with Benchmark Realty is extremely knowledgable about the local real estate market, and can be reached at anytime by calling our office.

Carr Colorado: a brief history. The Denver-Pacific Railroad, in 1869, built its first railroad site on the Cheyenne, WY to Evans, Co route, and named the site Lone Tree (Not to be confused with current-day Lone Tree CO – which is about 100 Miles South of Carr in the South Denver Metro area.) Three years later, when Augustus Mantey started the first Post Office at the site, the settlement’s name was changed to Carr, in honor of Denver-Pacific’s president, Robert Carr.

The Carr railroad facility served as a transport site for many of the urrounding cattle and sheep ranchers, and averaged about 25 carloads of cattle a year between 1872 and 1877. But in 1878, the stockyards which had held the livestock awaiting transport at Carr were moved to Cheyenne, and the next year, the depot sheds and three coal cars which held thirty tons of coal to fuel the trains were destroyed in a fire.

The Union Pacific railroad took over from Denver-Pacific in 1880, and the town’s population grew from about fifty in 1890, to two hundred in 1950. But over the past six decades, although the area cattle ranches have remained, the town of Carr has seen its number of residents drop to less than two dozen.

Carr Attractions: Just north of Carr, off I-25, is a limestone formation known as the “Carr Natural Fort.” On November 21, 1831, a battle between the Crow and Blackfeet Indians began at the site. The Blackfeet retreated to the shelter of the limestone rocks, and although the Crow did not want to try to breach their defenses, they were encouraged to do so by their honorary chief, a mountain man named James Beckwourth. Beckwourth’s memoirs indicate that about forty of the Crow warriors, and all of the Blackfeet, died. Just north of the Natural Fort is the Terry Bison Ranch Resort, 30,000 acres which extend from seven miles south of Cheyenne into Weld County.

In addition to its herd of 2500 American Bison, the Terry Ranch has longhorn cattle, beefalo, which are the offspring of the longhorns and bison, chickens, turkeys, turkins, which are the offspring of – you guessed it – turkeys and chickens, donkeys, peacocks, goats, and, of course, horses and ponies to carry the ranch guests across those 30,000 acres. The ranch even has its own Bison Express train which will transport up to 110 people out to the Bison herd, and a private trout-stocked lake for fishing.

Carr today. The cattle ranches surrounding Carr are close, via I-25, to both Fort Collins and Cheyenne. And Carr is only 15 minutes from Wellington, considered the gateway to Northern Colorado, and shares that town’s views of the Rocky Mountains. Wellington has seen significant residential growth in the past five years. If you are looking for a piece of Colorado where the Old West still remains, Carr just might be it!

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