Julesburg, Colorado

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The historic Town of Julesburg is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of Sedgwick County, Colorado, United States.[5] The town is located on the north side of the South Platte River. The population was 1,467 at the U.S. Census 2000. It is the northernmost town in the state, located less than a mile south of the Nebraska border.

According to the Colorado Historical Society, the original trading post was named for Jules Beni. Julesburg was featured in the 1960 episode "The Story of Julesburg" of the syndicated television series Pony Express (1959-1960). James Best and Sebastian Cabot guest starred in the segment. Julesburg was on the Pony Express (1860-1861) route from Missouri to California.

The second episode (1955) of the ABC western Cheyenne, starring Clint Walker, is entitled "Julesburg". In the story line, Julesburg is depicted as under the control of a ruthless cattle baron played by Ray Teal, later cast as the sheriff in the NBC series Bonanza.



Julesburg is located at 40°59′18″N 102°16′0″W / 40.98833°N 102.266667°W / 40.98833; -102.266667 (40.988422, -102.266677)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,467 people, 613 households, and 407 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,167.6 people per square mile (449.5/km²). There were 699 housing units at an average density of 556.4/sq mi (214.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.03% White, 0.20% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 7.77% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.18% of the population.

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