Larkspur Historical Society

The Larkspur Historical Society is dedicated to the identification, collection and preservation of the history and people that lived in southern Douglas County Colorado and the Platte Arkansas Divide. LHS provides educational programs for the general public and area school children. We provide opportunities to visit Historic buildings and sites normally closed to the general public.  We support the other Douglas County entities in their Historic efforts through presentations, re-enactments, community projects and celebrations.

LOCATION= Larkspur Historical Societies area of historic interest

Southern Douglas County and the Platte Arkansas Divide are located in Colorado between Denver and Colorado Springs. Elbert County shares our eastern side and the Rampart Range Roads is our marks our western area of concern.


Larkspur is beautifully situated eleven miles south of Castle Rock. Forty three miles north of Colorado Springs. 
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Perry Park

Within an hour's drive of Larkspur, a station on the Denver & Rio Grande and the A. T. & S. F. railroads, nine miles south of Castle Rock, is Perry Park.
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Spring Valley

The tiny settlement of Spring Valley was most notably significant for its location as a stage stop on the west Cherry Stage Road at the Gile Ranch.  
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Williamsville, another early settlement, was established in 1873 by David Rice Williams. 
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The name Greenland was penned by Helen Hunt Jackson, an author and poet, from her impressions of the natural beauty that surrounds it. 
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The location of Huntsville, halfway between Denver City and Colorado City, in the shelter of the high butte, on a live stream, was a natural site of settlement.
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Glen Grove

Not quite a town, the area of Glen Grove is west of Larkspur and northeast of Perry Park along Perry Park road. 
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This ranch list will give you some insight into where the early ranches were. The story of the Douglas County Pioneers continues through these ranches.  
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