Status: Near Ghost Town
Date Settled: ~1876
Current Population: na
Peak Population: na
Elevation: 6,926 Feet ( 2,111 meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Gallery: View 1 Jamestown, Colorado Photos
The Jamestown district is in the Front Range in central Boulder County, about 9 miles northwest of Boulder. Gold ore was discovered in 1865, and sometime between 1876 and 1881 the town of Jamestown was founded. Little else is known of the early development of the district, even though it is one of the major gold-producing areas in Boulder County.
Flooding damaged the town extensively in the Fall of 2013, and as a result 90 percent of the town was relocated.