This ranch list will give you some insight into where the early ranches (primarily before 1970) were and what became of them. The story of the Douglas County Pioneers continues through these ranches. The Douglas County Ranching Family Tree has a span of over 150 years and shows an ever changing county. When the ranch’s name changed, sometimes, so did the acreage. Future additions to this list will show an overlapping of ownership and an ever changing map.
This is the life that many dreamed of cutting out of the frontier for themselves. The life that these pioneers made for themselves did not only include cattle and horses, as you will read. Photos and maps are also
shown to help round out the story. A piece of poetry about these old timers from 1922 gives more insight into how meaningful these people were to each others lives and can be read here.
The information that you will find is not all inclusive, if you have additions, corrections or questions, please write to the e-mail address provided on this web site. Click on the ranch names to read the biographies. The links will be going live over time, please check back often for additions to our list.
Abbe Ranch, James = Perry Park
Albin Ranch, George E. = Glen Grove . a.k.a.; Kinner Ranch, John; Joseph Kerr Ranch. (see Kinner Ranch.)
Alderman Ranch, Newton a.k.a.; Silver State Farm, Cherry Creek Ranch= Spring Valley E. Cherry Creek.
Allis Ranch, Charles = Greenland
Babcock Ranch, Jerome C. = Greenland. a.k.a.; Simeon Green Ranch; HX Ranch or Noble, Munson & Black Cattle Company; Mr. Church. (See Green Ranch.)
Banner Ranch = Glen Grove (see James P Mcinroy Ranch)
Bay state Ranch = Greenland a.k.a.: J. C. Babcock ranch (see Babcock Ranch and Simeon Green Ranch)
Beggs. C. W. = Glen Grove (see Cantril and Henry Vogt )
Bennet, Hiram P. = Greenland. (See Ben Lomond Ranch.)
Berger = Larkspur (see w. J. Thompson ranch)
Best Ranch = Spring Valley
Binford Ranch = Tomah Story Pending
Blake, Ephraim = Larkspur
Brand Ranch, Charlie = Greenland a.k.a. Red Polled Breeding Farm, Ross Ranch (See Cold Springs Ranch.)
Brennan Ranch, Peter = Larkspur /Perry Park aka: Ford Place, Wallace Turner ranch.
Bromwell, William = Glen Grove (See Cold Spring Ranch)
Brown Ranch, Samuel = Spring Valley Melvin Brown, Jr., includes William Ross & Alfred Guthrie homesteads
Bucks Ranch = Spring Valley
Burke Ranch = Glen Grove (see Haystack/Sandstone Ranch)
Butler Ranch = Greenland. (See Hudson & Butler Ranch.)
Calhoun, John = Spring Valley
Cantril = Glen Grove
Chamberlain Ranch = Larkspur. William and Ellis Chamberlain
Cherry Creek Ranch = Spring Valley. a.k.a.; Silver State Farm, Newton Alderman Ranch. (See Alderman Ranch.)
Church Ranch = Greenland. (See Sim Green Ranch)
Cold Springs Ranch = Greenland. a.k.a.; Charlie Brand Ranch, Angus McBane/McIntosh Ranch, Tom Oxley, E. E. Myers Ranch, Tom Oxley Family, Wilbur Dowdy, Judge Leon M. King, Colonel Danks, Ted J. Weber, William Bromwell, Edward Serrell Family, Jerry R. Noe
Cousins, Boyd E. = Glen Grove (see Perry Park Ranch)
Crosswhite, Charles Edgar = Cherry/Spring Valley/Williamsville
Crull Ranch, William = Huntsville. a.k.a.; Hammond Ranch, Crull Cabin ( also spelled Kruel and Krull)
Crull Cabin Poem= by Larry Schlupp LHS
Crystal Springs Ranch = Greenland TBD
Dahlberg, Russell = Spring or Cherry Valley. (See Andy Seaburg Ranch, Feather Ridge Farm)
Dakan Ranch, Allan & George = Glen Grove
Daniels Ranch = Greenland (See Ben Lomond Ranch.)
Danks, Colonel = Greenland (See Cold Springs Ranch)
Dawson, Thomas = Tomah
Diamond G Ranch = Larkspur a.k.a. MacHurst ranch, James P. McInroy
Dillon, William = TBD
Divide Ranch = Divide/Larkspur TBD
Donley Ranch = Larkspur. TBD
Dowdy, Wilbur = Greenland. (See Cold Springs Ranch)
Eagle Mountain Ranch = Greenland. a.k.a.; The Noe Family, I.J. Noe.
Eagle Mountain Ranch Story = Greenland. a 1902 Story visit to the , I.J. Noe ranch.
Echo Ranch = Greenland a.k.a. Jacob D. Tourtillott ranch
Evergreen Ranch=Ditmar Ranch
Feather Ridge Farm = Spring or Cherry Valley. a.k.a.; Andy Seaburg Ranch, Russell Dahlberg Ranch.
Fritz Ranch = Greenland.
Gandy, Henry Harper = Spring Valley
Gard, John = Greenland. a.k.a.; Melvin Olson Ranch
Geiger Ranch = Spring Valley
Gile, Joseph Franklin = Divide, Spring Valley
Gove Ranch, Asa = Glen Grove a.k.a.; Gilbert & Harland Palm Ranch. Gove Canon and Gove Creek
Grant Ranch = Glen Grove. a.k.a.: Haystack Ranch
Green Ranch, Simeon = Greenland . a.k.a.; HX Ranch or Noble, Munson & Black Cattle Company; Mr. Church; Jerome C. Babcock Ranch.
Greenland Ranch = Greenland. a.k.a.; Greenland Breeding Farm.
Green Valley Ranch = Butler Canyon on Cook Creek. a.k.a.; Ross Johnson Ranch, Raymond Maulsby Ranch, James Thomas Ranch
Grout Ranch, Newton = Glen Grove. (see Jackson Creek Ranch.)
Guthrie, Alfred M. = Spring Valley (see Samuel Brown)
Hammond Ranch, John = Huntsville. (see Crull Ranch)
Haystack Ranch = Glen Grove. a.k.a.. = Sandstone Ranch. AR Sandstone LLC, John Burke, Burkhardt, May Byran, Eugene Campagnola, R. Edson, Kathleen Chambers, Thomas Cornish, Boyd Cousins, Nathan Dozois, Ruth Duryea, Mandi England, Frank Fazio,Carl Gross, John Koontz, ,Gerald Leiser, Memmex, Anna Palm, Gilbert Palm, Harlan Palm, Charles Perry, Betty Prince, Dan Reid, Charles Richardson, George Robinson,Harry Starr, Tom Starr, Seth Thompson, Earl and Elsie Tucker, Floyd – Wilma Turner, Wallace Turner, Sherrod Vincent, Benjamin Webb
Higby = Greenland, Greenland Breeding Farm or Greenland Ranch
Hidden Valley Ranch = Greenland, Lockhart, RC Noe
Higginson, Harold = Greenland. (See Ben Lomond Ranch also). Amy (Amelia Pearl Stewart) Higginson
Hopkins Ranch, Isaac = Greenland. (See Hudson & Butler)
Hudson & Butler Ranch, Algernon Hudson & Henry R. Butler Greenland. a.k.a.; Isaac Hopkins Ranch.
Hughes, Bela M. = Glen Grove (see Perry Park Ranch)
Hughes, William E. = Glen Grove (see Perry Park Ranch)
Hunt Ranch = Huntsville. a.k.a.; Norm Smith Ranch, J.A. Cattle Co
HX Ranch = Greenland. a.k.a.; Noble, Munson & Black Cattle company; Mr. Church, Jerome C. Babcock Ranch. (See Green Ranch.)
Jackson Creek Ranch = Glen Grove. Newton Grout Family.
James, Marcus Linzy= Glen Grove
Johnston, Samuel L. = Greenland
Jordan Brothers = Tomah, Adam Smith
Keene Ranch = Larkspur (Tomah) TBD
Kerr Ranch, Joseph = Larkspur. a.k.a.; Kinner Ranch, George E. Albin Ranch. (See Kinner Ranch)
Killin = Spring Valley (see Lincoln Ranch)
King, Judge Leon M. = Larkspur (see Cold Spring Ranch)
Kinner Ranch, John = Glen Grove . a.k.a.; Joseph Kerr Ranch, George E. Albin Ranch.
Lamb Ranch, Carr = Larkspur
Lambert = Spring Valley
Lamont, Robert P. Jr. = Glen Grove (see Perry Park Ranch)
Lavelett Ranch = Spring Valley
Leyner, J. George =Glen Grove (see Perry Park Ranch)
Likes, Fred = Perry Park (see Carr Lamb Ranch)
Lincoln Fur Farm = Larkspur.
Lincoln Ranch = Spring Valley aka; Killin Ranch
Lombard = Greenland, Butler Canyon
Lorraine Ranch, Joseph = Spring Valley
Lowell Ranch = Greenland
Machurst Ranch, James P. McInroy = Larkspur. McInroy family
McClure Ranch =
McInroy, James P. = Larkspur (See MacHurst Ranch, Diamond G Ranch)
McIntosh Ranch = Greenland (See Cold Springs Ranch)
Metz Ranch = Metz canyon
Ministar/Mintspar Ranch =
Moorhead Ranch = Greenland. (see Eagle Mountain Ranch, IJ Noe)
Myers Ranch, E.E. = Greenland. (See Cold Springs Ranch)
Murphy, Patrick = Spring valley
Nickson Ranch, George =Glen Grove. a.k.a.; Park Valley Ranch, Nickson Brothers Ranch.
Nimerick Ranch, James M. = Greenland.
Noble, Munson & Black Cattle Company = Greenland. (see Sim Green Ranch)
Noe, Jerry R = Larkspur (see William Jackman Thompson Ranch)
Oakes, Daniel C. = Greenland. (See Ben Lomond Ranch.)
Olson Ranch, Melvin = Greenland. (See Gard Ranch)
Oxley Family = Greenland. (See Cold Springs Ranch)
Paepcke, Walter = Glen Grove (see Perry Park Ranch)
Palm Ranch, Gilbert & Harland = Glen Grove. a.k.a.; Gove Ranch (See Gove Ranch)
Palm/Simey & Potts = Glen Grove. Charles J. Palm (See Tucker Ranch also)
Park Valley Ranch = Glen Grove (see Nickson Ranch)
Perry, John Dietz = Glen Grove (see Perry Park Ranch)
Perry Park Ranch = Glen Grove. a.k.a.; John Dietz Perry, Bela M. Hughes, William E. Hughes, J. George Leyner, Robert P. Lamont, Jr., Walter Paepcke, Boyd E. Cousins, Lee Stubblefield.
Peterson Ranch = Lake Gulch
Petrie Ranch = Greenland
Pleasant Park = Glen Grove (see Perry Park Ranch)
Plum Creek Ranch = Glen Grove
Pollock Ranch = Greenland
Quick Ranch, Benjamin = Glen Grove
Ratcliff, George = Glen Grove
Red Polled Breeding Farm = Larkspur a.k.a. Cold Springs Ranch, Ross Ranch, Charlie Brand Ranch
Richardson, Charles = Glen Grove (see the Haystack Ranch)
Remington = Greenland
Robinson Ranch = Glen Grove (Earl Tucker )
Rock Ridge Ranch = Cherry Valley
Ross Ranch = Larkspur a.k.a. Cold Springs Ranch, Red Polled Breeding Farm, Charlie Brand Ranch
Ross, William H. = Spring Valley (see Samuel Brown)
Salomon Ranch = Greenland. a.k.a.; Fed Z. Salomon, Salomon Brothers, Salomon Gas, Oil & Coal Company.
Seaburg Ranch, Andy = Spring Valley or Cherry Valley. (See Feather Ridge Farm.)
Sedbrook = Greenland
Serrell Family, Edward = Greenland (See Cold Springs Ranch)
Silver State Farm = Spring Valley. a.k.a.; Newton Alderman Ranch; Cherry Creek Ranch. (See Alderman Ranch.)
Sinclaire Ranch = Glen Grove
Smith, Adam = Tomah
Smith Ranch = (Greenland)
Smith, Jacob = Larkspur. (See Whitehead Ranch.)
Smith Ranch, Upton Treat =Glen Grove
Spring Creek Ranch = Larkspur, Mrs. Crull
Starr Ranch= Glen Grove. Harry, Tom & Walter.
Stewart, George H.. = Glen Grove a.k.a. Westview Ranch
Colorado Western Development Co. = Glen Grove (see Perry Park Ranch)
Swinney Brothers Ranch = Glen Grove
Swinney, King Ranch = Glen Grove
The Old Waddy Place = Larkspur. (See Dan Whitehead Ranch.)
Thompson, William Jackman= Glen Grove
Tintle, David = Spring Valley
Tourtillott, Jacob D. = Greenland a.k.a. Echo Ranch
Trail, James Ranch = Spring Valley
Tucker, Earl = Glen Grove (also see Elizabeth Robinson Ranch )
Turner Ranch, Wallace = Larkspur or Glen Grove (also see Haystack Ranch)
U.T. Ranch = Glen Grove (see Upton Treat Smith Ranch)
Van Diest, E. C. = Glen Grove a.k.a. MacHurst and Diamond G.
Vogt, Henry = Glen Grove (see Cantril and C. W. Beggs )
Ware Ranch = Glen Grove and Tomah
Weber, Ted = Glen Grove (see Cold Spring Ranch)
West View Ranch = Glen Grove a.k.a. Stewart family
Whitehead Ranch= Williamsville and Larkspur a.k.a.; Waddy Place, Jacob Smith Ranch.
Williams, David R. = Williamsville
Wilson, James Dallas = Tomah
Winkler Ranch = Spring Valley