Introduction to Lamar, Colorado
Located in Prowers county, the city of Lamar, Colorado, is 108 miles E of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center) and 129 miles SE of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The city has a population of 8,869 residents.
The history of Lamar began with the arrival of the railroad. The earliest settler in this area was a cattleman called A. R. Black, whose home and ranch were located on both sides of the Santa Fe Trail. The city was named after the Secretary of the Interior under Grover Cleveland, Lucius Quintius Lamar. Lamar was officially established as a community in the year 1886.
Lamar and nearby Attractions
- John Martin Reservoir
- Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
- Lamar Public Library
- Butterfield Trail Historical Museum
Things To Do In Lamar
Lamar provides easy access to various sites of interest. At the John Martin Reservoir, activities include fishing, camping, and picnicking. The Koshare Indian Museum, Stanton County Museum, and Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site offer a lot of information about the heritage of the city. The city also celebrates the High Plains Snow Goose Festival and the Best-A-Bull Festival every year.
Lamar Municipal Airport is the closest airport to the city.
Lamar Higher Education
Higher education is available at the Lamar Community College, Colby Community College, and Garden City Community College.