Keene Station, named for local homesteader Les Keene, was built along the Burlington-Missouri River Railroad line in 1882. Station business was primarily shipping from yearly cattle drives. In 1906, the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad built a depot at Keene and requested a post office. In 1907, the post office was established, but to keep it from being confused with Keene, Nebraska, its name was changed to Keenesburg. Most of Keenesburg’s residents raised livestock or were dry land farmers. Keenesburg was incorporated in 1919 and grew to support a newspaper, the Keene Valley Sun, in 1924.
By the end of the 1920s, the Henrylyn Irrigation System was completed. In the early 1930s, irrigation wells were dug, allowing Keenesburg farmers to produce more from their crops.
Source: Weld County 150, City of Greeley Museums staff, Nancy Lourine Lynch.
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- Economic Development/Business Assistance
Located along the growing Interstate 76 corridor with Denver International Airport just 20 miles away, we are a flourishing community that is rich in community involvement and agricultural traditions. We offer small town living with the convenience of all of the amenities nearby.
South Weld County
With a population estimated to reach 82,435 by 2020, the southern region of Weld County has experienced some of its fastest growth recently. Offering an attractive small town/rural quality of life with abundant new homes, excellent schools, and majestic mountain views, the region is strategically located just north of metro Denver and east of Boulder, which has fueled booming residential growth. With 23,764 households who have an average median disposable income of $55,028, the region is poised to see continued growth. The average median household income is $68,011, the average median home value is $243,539, and the subregion offers a wide range of educational opportunities, sport venues, and recreation. Commercial and industrial sites are available, and large tracts of undeveloped land provide opportunity for future growth. East/west access is provided by Colorado Highway 52, which connects to Interstate 76 and Interstate 25. North/south access is provided by Interstate 25 and U.S. Highway 85, which connects to Interstate 70 in Denver and Interstate 80 in Wyoming. Denver International Airport is 20-30 minutes away.
Major Highway Access
North/South demand: 16 miles west of U.S. Highway 85
East/West demand: Interstate 76 and Colorado Highway 52
Denver International Airport: 30-minute drive
Greeley/Weld County Airport: 30-minute drive
Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)
|Population 25+ by Educational Attainment, 2016|
|Less than 9th Grade||9.5%|
|9th-12th Grade, No Diploma||7.3%|
|High School Graduate||29.6%|
|Some College, No Degree||30.3%|
|Keenesburg RE-3J School District
ENROLLMENT BY SCHOOL: 2016-2017
|Weld Central Middle School||650|
|Weld Central High School||650|
|Cardinal Community Academy||173|
|Keenesburg RE-3J School District
STAFFING INFORMATION: 2015-2016
|Average Teacher Salary||$42,009.94|
|Average Student/Teacher Ratio||16.13/1|
|Community College Enrollment Fall 2016|
|Aims Community College|
|All Campus Locations||7,107|
|Front Range Community College|
|University Enrollment Fall 2016|
|University of Northern Colorado||12,260|
|Metropolitan State University||22,316|
Key Home Builders
- Troy Armstrong
- Dale Boehner Builders
Key Residential Subdivisions
- Fair Meadows Subdivision
- Family Dollar
- Market Street Mart
- Keene Auto Supply
- Keene Market
Key Traffic Counts
- Interstate 76
Looking for housing, large grocery, restaurants, and a gas station.
The town of Keenesburg is pro-growth and prepared to handle company needs, and will do what can reasonably be done to reduce development/start-up costs of businesses looking to locate or expand. Keenesburg considers each business, commercial, and industrial opportunity on an individual basis.
For additional information, contact:
Town of Keenesburg
140 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 312
Keenesburg, CO 80643