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Yoxall, Colorado
CountryUnited States
StateColorado
CountyWeld
Elevation
5,045 ft (1,538 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)720

Yoxall is a ghost town in Weld County, in the U.S. state of Colorado.

History

The Denver & Boulder Valley Railroad reached the Yoxall area in 1870, having been built from Brighton. The railway reached Boulder in 1873, and Yoxall first came into existence as a railway station in 1870. The D&BVR was acquired by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1898.[1]Yoxall was first classified as a populated place by the GNIS in 1950.[2]

The railway was abandoned in 1967, as shown on Department of the Interior topographic maps from the time. The line's abandonment was caused when a flood in 1966 washed out a bridge over the South Platte River to Brighton.[3]Yoxall has been omitted from topographic maps since 1969, due to the abandonment of the railway. During its existence, Yoxall consisted solely of the railway track and a siding, with a railway station existing at one point.[4]

References

  1. ^ Fraser, Clayton, B. (August 31, 1997), The History and Evolution of Colorado's Railroads: 1858-1948 (PDF), Loveland: United States Department of the Interior, p. 101
  2. ^ United States Geological Survey (1950). Frederick Quadrangle, Colorado (Map). United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  3. ^ United States Geological Survey (1967). Brighton Quadrangle, Colorado (Map). United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  4. ^ United States Geological Survey (1969). Frederick Quadrangle, Colorado (Map). United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved September 7, 2021.