Eastonville Tourism, Colorado

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Eastonville was a town in eastern Colorado from c.1880-1935. It is no longer incorporated. The area in which it occupied is now taken over by urban sprawl from Colorado Springs. The former town limits now reside in El Paso County, in the Colorado Springs metro area, near Black Forest. The area around Eastonville began settlement around 1872 when a post office was established a mile to the south of its eventual location on Squirrel Creek. The area was located in the Black Forest of Colorado and was found to be suitable for potato farming and many pioneers homesteaded in the vicinity. In 1881 the Denver and New Orleans Railroad (later the Colorado and Southern Railway) laid their tracks through the area and created a stop named "McConnellsville" near what is now Eastonville; this was the main standard gauge line from Colorado Springs to Denver until the 3-foot-gauge Denver and Rio Grande was 3-railed. Shortly after, in 1883, the area post office was moved north and named "Easton" for a local pioneer, John Easton. The town soon became Eastonville. At the behest of the railroad, the town moved a short distance to its current site. By the 1900s the town had 350-500 people. It had three churches, three hotels, a newspaper, a school house, race track, ball field,and many businesses. Nine to ten passenger trains passed through everyday, and with at least that many freight trains using the tracks a constant rolling of locomotives could be heard day and night in the burgeoning city. It had become the self-proclaimed "potato capital of the world" and some years couldn't find enough workers to harvest the crops. Colorado Springs newspapers would print large advertisements offering work at respectable wages on the potato farms of Eastonville. It was one of the most prosperous farm centers in eastern Colorado that are now ghost towns. Eastonville continued as a stable town until the 1930s when drought and depression hit the west. In 1935 the area endured a potato blight and a flood which washed away many buildings in Elbert, the next town north on the railroad; the railroad was then abandoned. The town couldn't recover without the railroad, especially since Peyton (6 miles away) still had the Rock Island railroad. Although little remains but a few buildings and the cemetery, as of May 2013 the United States Board on Geographic Names still lists Eastonville as a populated place. As the town died, the Eastonville school district was merged into the Peyton School District 23jt. Eastonville is, however, in the Falcon fire district.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Eastonville in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Eastonville like a local. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Colorado Springs, United States. Colorado Springs is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Denver Zoo, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Museum Of Nature And Science. To reach Eastonville, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Butts Aaf (fort Carson), Colorado Springs Airport, United States Air Force Academy Airfield. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Eastonville.

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Facts and Stats for Eastonville*

  • Pollution Statistics in Eastonville

    Know the pollution level of Eastonville before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 13.16 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 39.58 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 27.08 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.94 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Eastonville: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Eastonville for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Eastonville.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.38 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.81 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 26.67 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 26.56 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.13 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.44 (Moderate)
  • Living in Eastonville - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Eastonville is 186.5 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 62.4 (High)
    • Climate Index 51.44 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 20.79 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.38 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.15 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.49 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 129.9 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Eastonville

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Eastonville

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35 USD

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