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Forts to Explore in Weld County

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Weld County

Weld County is located in the north-central part of Colorado. It is bordered by the state of Wyoming to the north and the municipalities of Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer, and Adams counties to the south. The county seat is Greeley. With a population of over 300,000 people, Weld County is the most populous county in Colorado. The county's economy is largely based on agriculture and energy production. Major crops grown in Weld County include wheat, corn, and sugar beets. The county is also a major

Forts to Explore in Weld County

Fort Vasquez

Fort Vasquez, is a historical treasure. The site served as a fur trading post from 1835-1841 and was built to provide a safe place for traders to rest. It was the first United States establishment in what is now Colorado and sits on the South Platte River near what is now known as the city of Greeley. Although it was used for only six years before being abandoned, today Fort Vasquez has been reconstructed and restored for use by groups such as museums, schools, and interpretive centers.

Map of Forts to explore in Weld County