Fort Morgan - Morgan Co., CO 80701
Points of interest: Old Fort Monument, Old Fort Site, Fort Morgan Museum
Annual events: Spring Bazaar in April; Tin Man Triathlon in June; Festival in the Park in July; The Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament in Aug.; The Clavis Club Festival in Sept.; Christmas Bazaar & Parade, The Hyperion Vision of Trees in Nov. Hotel & Motel Rooms: 332 units in 11 lodges
Visitors Information Chamber of Commerce 300 Main St 867-6702
Fort Morgan was founded in 1884 by Abner Baker near the site of old Fort Morgan. The old fort was built to protect wagon trains, stage coaches, mail service and increased immigration into the area. The fort was abandoned after the Native Americans were brought under control and by 1870 there was very little left of the fort. The new town was founded as a potential agricultural center for the area.