|City of Golden, Colorado|
|Motto: Where the West Lives|
|Jefferson County and the State of Colorado|
|State||State of Colorado|
|County||Jefferson County Seat|
Golden City, K.T.
Golden City, C.T.
|Named for||Thomas L. Golden|
|• Type||Home Rule Municipality|
|• Mayor||Jacob Smith|
|• Total||9 sq mi (23.3 km2)|
|• Land||9 sq mi (23.3 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||5,675 ft (1,729.74 m)|
|• Density||2,096.3/sq mi (809.7/km2)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|Area code(s)||Both 303 and 720|
|GNIS feature ID||0202837|
|Highways||I-70, US 6, US 40, SH 58, SH 93|
Golden, Colorado is a city in the US state of Colorado. It is the county seat of Jefferson County, Colorado. It was founded on June 16, 1859 during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. Golden City was the capital of the Territory of Jefferson from 1860 to 1861, and the capital of Colorado Territory from 1862 to 1867. In 1867, the capital was moved to Denver City.
In 2005, there were 17,366 people living in Golden.
References[change | edit source]
- "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. http://www.dola.state.co.us/dlg/local_governments/municipalities.html. Retrieved 2007-12-06.
- Western Mountaineer, December 7, 1859 and Colorado Transcript, May 30, 1894 and June 15, 1905.
- Colorado Transcript, May 19, 1904.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Colorado" (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. June 21, 2006. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2005-04-08.csv. Retrieved November 16, 2006.