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Colorado Gazetteer Carnero Creek ~ Cheyenne Wells

Colorado is situated about midway the country north and south, and about two thirds of the distance from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast. On the north are Wyoming and Nebraska, on the east Nebraska and Kansas, on the south New Mexico, and Utah on the west. The State is a quadrilateral in shape, its north and south boundaries being respectively the forty-first and thirty-seventh parallels of latitude.

Carnero; creek in Saguache County, flowing into a sink. Carnero; post village in Saguache County.

Carpenter; spring in Pueblo County. (Nepesta)

Carpenter; station in Mesa County, on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Carr; post village in Weld County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 5,691 feet.

Carr; station in Costilla County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Carr; station in Morgan County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad.

Carr; station on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,706 feet.

Carracas; station in Archuleta County on Denver Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,161 feet.

Carrizo; creek in Baca County, a left-hand branch of Cimarron River. (Springfield)

Carroll; creek in Fremont County, a left-hand branch of Arkansas River.

Carson; creek in La Plata County, tributary to Animas River. (Durango)

Carson; village in Hinsdale County; altitude, 12,360 feet. (San Cristobal)

Carter; station in Pueblo County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 4,797 feet.

Carter; valley in Montrose County.

Cascade; creek in Clear Creek County, a left-hand branch of West Chicago Creek, tributary to Clear Creek. (Georgetown)

Cascade; creek in Gunnison County, a left-hand branch of East River, tributary to Gunnison River. (Crested Butte)

Cascade; creek in San Juan County, a right-hand branch of Animas River. (Engineer Mountain)

Cascade; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to Cement Creek. (Silverton)

Cascade; mountain in Elk Mountains. Gunnison County; altitude, 11,707 feet. (Anthracite)

Cascade; mountain in Ouray County. (Ouray)

Cascade; post village in El Paso County on Colorado Midland Railway. Railroad name, Cascade Canyon. (Colorado Springs)

Cascade; station in Chaffee County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 9,017 feet.

Cascade; station in La Plata County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,773 feet. (Engineer Mountain)

Cascade Canyon; station in El Paso County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 7,406 feet. Post-office, Cascade.

Case; post village in Douglas County.

Cashin; village in Montrose County.

Cassells; post village in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Castilar; post village in La Plata County.

Castilleia; lake in La Plata County. (Needle Mountains)

Castle; creek in Gunnison County, a right-hand branch of Ohio Creek, tributary to Gunnison River. (Anthracite)

Castle; creek in La Plata County, a left-hand branch of Junction Creek, tributary to Animas River. (Durango)

Castle; creek in Pitkin County, a left-hand branch of Roaring Fork, tributary to Grand River. (Aspen)

Castle; gulch in Boulder County, tributary to Jim Creek Boulder.

Castle; peak in Elk Mountains, Pitkin County; altitude, 14,259 feet. (Aspen)

Castle; summit in Park County; altitude, 9,863 feet Platte Canyon.

Castle Rock; county seat of Douglas County, on the Denver and Rio Grande and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railways; population in 1900, 804. (Castle Rock)

Castle Rock; spring in La Plata County. (Engineer Mountain)

Castle Rock; summit in Boulder County; altitude, 7,777 feet. (Blackhawk)

Castle Rock; summit in Douglas County; altitude, 6,590 feet. (Castle Rock)

Castle Rock; summit in Gilpin County. (Central City Special)

Castles; station in Eagle County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 6,954 feet.

Castleton; station in Gunnison County on Colorado Southern Railway; altitude, 8,387 feet.

Castleview; station in Lake County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Casto; creek, a left-hand branch of South Platte River.

Cat; creek in Baca County, right-hand branch of Bear Creek, tributary to Horse Creek. (Springfield)

Catamount; creek in Teller and El Paso counties, a right-hand branch of Fountain Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Pikes Peak)

Cataract; creek in San Juan County, a left-hand branch of South Fork Mineral Creek. (Telluride)

Cataract; gulch in Hinsdale County, tributary to Cottonwood Creek. (San Cristobal)

Cataract; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to Animas River. (Silverton)

Cathedral; bluffs in Rio Blanco County.

Cathedral; creek in Rio Blanco County, a right-hand branch of Douglas Creek.

Cathedral; mountain in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 11,169 feet.

Cathedral; post village in Hinsdale County.

Catherine; station in Garfield County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 6,291 feet.

Catlin; station in Otero County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 4,265 feet. (Catlin)

Cattle; creek in Eagle and Garfield counties, a right-hand branch of Roaring Fork. (Grand River)

Cattle Creek; station in Garfield County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,027 feet.

Cave; creek in Boulder County, a left-hand branch of Middle St. Vrain Creek, tributary to St. Vrain Creek. (Boulder)

Caylor; gulch in Jefferson County, a left-hand branch of South Platte River. (Pikes Peak)

Cebolla; creek in Gunnison County, a left-hand branch of White Earth Creek, tributary to Lake Fork Gunnison River.

Cebolla; post village in Gunnison County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,344 feet.

Cedar; creek in Logan County, a left-hand branch of Horsetail Creek, tributary to South Platte River.

Cedar; creek in Montrose County, a right-hand branch of Uncompahgre River.

Cedar; mountain in Routt County; altitude, 7,668 feet. Cedar; post village in San Miguel County.

Cedar Creek; post village in Montrose County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,742 feet.

Cedar Edge; post village in Delta County.

Cedarhurst; post village in Las Animas County.

Cedar Point; station in Elbert County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 5,711 feet.

Cedar Point; peak of plateau in Elbert County; altitude, 6,003 feet. (Limon)

Cement; creek in Gunnison County, a left-hand branch of East River, tributary to Gunnison River. (Crested Butte)

Cement; creek in San Juan County, a right-hand branch of Animas River, originating in North, South, and Middle forks. (Silverton)

Cement; mountain in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 12,212 feet. (Crested Butte)

Cement; station in Fremont Count yon Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Cemetery Park; valley in Fremont County. (Pikes Peak)

Cenicero; town in Conejos County.

Center; post village in Saguache County.

Centerview; village in Saguache County.

Centerville; post village in Chaffee County; altitude, 7,727 feet.

Central; gulch in Boulder County, a right-hand branch of south St. Vrain Creek. (Boulder)

Central; hill in Gilpin County. (Central City Special)

Central City; county seat of Gilpin County on Colorado and Southern Railway; population in 1900,3,114; altitude, 8,516 feet (Central City Special)

Cerro del Navajo; mesa rising from Rio Navajo on boundary between Colorado and New Mexico; altitude, 9,161 feet.

Cerro Summit; station in Montrose County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,958 feet.

Chacra; station in Garfield County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,640 feet.

Chaffee County in the central part of the Slate; bounded on the North by Lake County, on the east by Park and Fremont counties, on the south by Saguache County, and on the west by Gunnison County. It extends from the summit of Park Range to the summit of Sawatch Range on the west, including the broad valley of Arkansas River. Its area is 1,224 square miles, of which 2 per cent, or 14.726 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 7,085; of Buena Vista, the county seat, 1,006, and of Salida, the largest city, 722. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 14° 00' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 12 inches, and the mean annual temperature 40° to 50°.

Chair; mountains in Gunnison County.

Chalcedony; buttes in southern part of South Park; altitude, 10,200 feet.

Chalk; creek, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River.

Chalk; mountain on boundary between Summit and Eagle counties. (Leadville)

Chama; peak in San Juan Mountains: altitude, 12,248 feet.

Chama; village in Costilla County.

Chambers; village in Larimer County; altitude, 9,106 feet.

Champion; mountain in Pitkin County.

Champion; station in Huerfano County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Champion Basin; valley in Ouray Count. (Silverton)

Chance; village in Gunnison County.

Chandler; creek in Fremont County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Canyon City)

Chandler; post village in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Chandler Junction; station in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,202 feet.

Chaney; lake in Gunnison County.

Chapin; village in Kit Carson County.

Chapman; gulch in San Miguel County, tributary to Howard Fork, branch of Lake Fork San Miguel River. (Telluride)

Chapman; station in Boulder County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 5, 175 feet. (Niwot)

Chapman, Mount; in Gunnison County.

Chaquaqua; canyon in Las Animas County, drained by Chaquaqua Creek, tributary to Purgatory River. (Mesa de Maya)

Chaquaqua; creek in Las Animas County, a right-hand branch of Purgatory River. (Timpas, Mesa de Maya)

Charcoal; station in Chaffee County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Charles; station in Mesa County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Chase; gulch in Gilpin County, tributary to North Clear Creek. (Central City Special)

Chase; post village in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Chatfield; station in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Chatillion; creek in Saguache County, a left-hand branch of San Luis Creek.

Chattanooga; station in San Juan County on Silverton Railroad Silverton.

Chautauqua; village in Boulder County; altitude, 5,718 feet. . Blackhawk. Jheesman; town in Jefferson County.

Chelsea; station in Logan County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad,

Chemung-; station in Cheyenne County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 3,928 feet,

Chenoweth; village in Elbert County,

Cherokee; gulch in Clear Creek County, tributary to Clear Creek Georgetown. herrelyn; post villag e in Arapahoe County.

Cherry; creek in Denver County; a right-hand branch of South fCastle Rock.

Platte River, joining the latter in the city of Denver. , \East Denver,

Cherry; creek in La Plata County, a right-hand branch of La Plata River La Plata.

Cherry; creek in Routt County, a left-hand branch of Yampa River,

Cherry; post village in Douglas County,

Cherrydale; village in La Plata County,

Chester; station in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,402 feet.

Cheyenne County in the eastern part of the State; bounded 1 on the north by Kit Carson County, on the east by Kansas, on the south by Kiowa County, and on the west by Lincoln County. . Its surface consists of high rolling plains. Its area is 1,787 square miles, of which less than one-half of 1 per cent, or 2,740 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 501, and of Cheyenne Wells, the county seat, 179. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 12° 25' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 15 inches, and the mean annual temperature 50° to 55°.

Cheyenne: creek in El Paso County, a right-hand branch of Fountain Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Colorado Springs)

Cheyenne; creek in Prowers County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Granada)

Cheyenne; creek in Grand County, a left-hand branch of West Fork North Platte River.

Cheyenne; mountain in 1.1 Paso County; altitude, 9,407 feet. (Colorado Springs)

Cheyenne Wells; county seal of Cheyenne Count von Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 4,279 feet. (Cheyenne Wells)

Source: United States Geological Survey, by Henry Gannett, Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey of Colorado, Charles D. Walcott. Director, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1906.

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