Church’s Stage Stop

Address104th Ave. and Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Broomfield, 80021.
QuadLafayette 1965 (1980)
SectionS14, T2S R69W
SourceArvada Historical Society, "Waters of Gold," pp 22, 23; Personal Papers of Frank Church, son; Interview, Marcus Church, grandson, 1973.
SeealsoChurch Ranch and Farm; Church Ditch.
Initialdate1994-11-04 00:00:00-07
Latestdate1996-04-25 00:00:00-06
HistoryPioneer George Henry Church built a 12-room house for stage passengers on their first stop-over out of Denver. This stage stop was also called Twelve- Mile House, the distance between Denver and Church's Station. Wells Fargo discontinued the stage route to the mountains in 1868, shortly after President Grant and his daughter made the trip. The building continued to be used by Bull Whackers (ox team drivers) who hauled baled hay to the mountains. As many as 75 persons stayed at a time for supper, lodging and breakfast. This was also a convenient stop on the Cherokee Trail and Overland Stageline which closely followed Colorado State Highway #287 to Cheyenne, Wyoming (1865-1885).