Stout

Name:

Stout

County:

Larimer

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

38°42′17″N 106°20′42″W / 38.70472°N 106.34500°W / 38.70472

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Stout is a former town in southern Larimer County, Colorado in the United States. The town was located in foothills southwest of Fort Collins, just west of the Dakota Hogback.

Remains:

It was established in the 1860s as a camp for workers at the nearby stone quarries in the area. The Union Pacific Railroad invested in quarrying operation in the valley around the town, and at one time built a spur of their rail line from Fort Collins up to the town in order to transport stone for its own use.

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Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

The town was abandoned in 1949 to make way for the inundation of the valley by Horsetooth Reservoir as part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. Some of the former town site is located under the southern end of the reservoir. In recent decades, a small community has developed around the south edge of the reservoir, locally known as “South Bay”. A sign at the southern end of the reservoir somewhat whimsically proclaims the area as “Stout, population 47-1/2”, although the designation is not official it is used by most residents of Fort Collins.

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