Ironton, Colorado


Ironton Details

Status: Ghost Town

Date Settled: 1883

Current Population: none

Peak Population: 1,000+

Elevation: 9,800 Feet (2,987 meters)

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State: Colorado

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Ironton Description

Ironton was a major transportation junction between Red Mountain Town and Ouray in addition to having some of its own mines. Ironton had a peak population of over 1000 and had two trains arriving daily from Silverton.

The town lived into the first part of the 20th century but slowly faded as mining operations declined. The final resident of the town, Milton Larson, died in the mid-1960s.

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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