Overland City

Overland City (HMVVG)

Location: Julesburg, CO 80737 Sedgwick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 56.329', W 102° 21.704'

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Original home station
Apr. 3, 1860 - Nov. 20, 1861

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"The Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express Company" started using the Platte River route from Leavenworth, Kansas to Denver, Colorado by August of 1859. A new station was built here at the Junction serving both Salt Lake City going to the northwest and Denver to the southwest. Located 1,212 feet north, "Julesburg" was named after Jules Beni their first station agent.

In February of 1860 a new company known as "The Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express Company". The future Pony Express Company took over all of the assets and routes of the Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express Company.

Due to trouble with Jules, he was fired and the new company changed the name of the station to "Overland City". By 1862, the station name was again known as "Julesburg"!

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HM NumberHMVVG
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByIn Search of the Pony Express Station Marker
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 8:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 722098 N 4535317
Decimal Degrees40.93881667, -102.36173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 56.329', W 102° 21.704'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 56' 19.74" N, 102° 21' 42.24" W
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Area Code(s)308, 970
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14485-14999 Co Rd 28, Julesburg CO 80737, US
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