REAL ESTATE IN SEDALIA: The picturesque landscape along the Front Range that envelopes the quaint town of Sedalia provides views from Denver to Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs. The town is located just south of Denver off US 285 and is known as a historical crossroads community. Whether heading into the mountains to float the river, fish, picnic, camp or hike or choose a day full of shopping in Castle Rock, take the time to stop in this jewel of a town, steeped in Western culture.
Sedalia is growing, along with the rest of the Denver/Metro area, but manages to hold on to the unique ambiance and diverse fusion of old meets new. Between the old brick building that houses Bud's Bar (known for the best hamburger around and a great reminder that the cheeseburger was a Colorado invention), to the grand Victorian home of Gabriel's Restaurant with it's fine dining and exquisite gardens is a perfect example of the appealing contrast in a city always changing with the times. New homes and ranches are being constructed on the outskirts with several options for acreage and design offered by some of the finest architects and builders. Craftsmanship, expansive views and a quick commute both north to Denver and south to Castle Rock make these some of the most highly desired properties in the area.
Overlooked by the famed Cherokee Ranch sitting high atop the northern butte to Pike National Forest to the west, Pikes Peak to the south and the I-25 corridor on the east, makes this the crossroads to just about anywhere. The scenic Colorado highways are a favorite for locals, tourists and cyclists with plenty of options for making new discoveries of your own. So much to do all around in a town that tenders harmonious bliss of old, new, city and country.
SPECK OF SEDALIA'S HISTORY: Sedalia, located in Douglas County, CO was established by John H. Craig in 1859 by staking a claim. He is known for building a circular corral at the junction of East and West Plum creeks. His pioneer claim soon became an area landmark along the First Territorial Road (1864) and local settlers named it the “Round Corral.” In 1869, Craig sold his claim to Jonathan House, who renamed the site “Plum” taken from both Plum Creek and the large number of wild plum trees located in the area at that time. Soon the Denver & Rio Grande Railway finally reached this town in 1871, and called it "Plum Station" after the town. Although the town officials filed a plat for the “Town of Plum” on August 25, 1873, an early settler, Henry Musick Clay, who had helped to establish the first post office and was its first postmaster, had arranged to call it Sedalia. Since the post office had carried the name from April 8, 1872, prior to the request made by the town officials, and to prevent any further misunderstandings of the town's name, as the railroad continued to refer to the depot as Plum Station, the town finally gave in. On May 1, 1882, the town was officially renamed "Sedalia" to honor its first postmaster. It's said many settlers and residents of the town felt it was an unsuitable solution since it was well known that Mr. Clay, the postmaster, chose to name the city for his own purposes stating he came from Sedalia, Pettis County, MO. The residents had wanted a name of their own and in later years, it was discovered that Mr. Clay, was not, in fact, from that area and was born in St. Francois County, MO, 140 miles west of Sedalia, MO and had perhaps only traveled through in his journeys. However, Mr. Clay passed away on January 3, 1899 in Sedalia, CO without anyone ever knowing the true reason for his name choice of Sedalia.
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