Union Colony

Primary article: Union Colony of Colorado

The Union Colony Civic Center, a performing expressions office in Greeley.  cbddy

Greeley started as the Union Colony, which was established in 1869 as a trial idealistic local area “in view of restraint, religion, agribusiness, training and family values.”[16] by Nathan C. Meeker, a journalist from New York City. Meeker bought a site at the conjunction of the Cache la Poudre and South Platte Rivers (that incorporated the zone of Latham, an Overland Trail station), somewhere between Cheyenne and Denver along the tracks of the Denver Pacific Railroad earlier known as the “Island Grove Ranch”. The name Union Colony was later changed to Greeley out of appreciation for Horace Greeley,[13] who was Meeker’s manager at the New York Tribune, and promoted the expression “Go West, youthful man”.[17]


Greeley is situated in the High Plains of northern Colorado around 25 mi (40 km) east of the Rocky Mountains and north of Denver.

Greeley is verged on the south by the towns of Evans and Garden City. The Greeley/Evans territory is limited on the south by the South Platte River, and the Cache la Poudre River moves through north Greeley. The city is served by US Route 85 and US Route 34.[18]

As per the United States Census Bureau, the city has an absolute territory of 30.0 sq mi (78 km2), of which 29.9 sq mi (77 km2) is land and 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) (0.30%) is water.


Flooding in Greeley in 2013

Greeley encounters a semi-parched atmosphere (Köppen BSk). High temperatures are for the most part around 90–95 °F (32 °C) in the late spring and 40-45 °F (4 °C) in the colder time of year, albeit critical variety happens. The most sweltering days by and large happen around the third seven-day stretch of July and the coldest in January. Evening time lows are almost 60 °F (16 °C) in the mid-year and around 15–20 °F (−9 °C) in the colder time of year. Record high temperatures of 112 °F (44.4 °C) have been recorded, as have record low temperatures of – 25 °F (– 32 °C). The main freeze regularly happens around October 10 and the last can occur as late as May 4. Extratropical tornadoes which upset the climate for the eastern 66% of the US frequently begin in or close to Colorado, which implies Greeley doesn’t encounter numerous completely created storm frameworks. Warm fronts, hail, and freezing precipitation are for all intents and purposes nonexistent here. Furthermore, the city’s vicinity to the Rocky Mountains and lower rise, contrasted with the mountains west of the city, bring about less precipitation and less rainstorms. This is dumbfounding, in light of the fact that adjoining regions (generally farmland) experience somewhere in the range of 7 and 9 hail days for every year.[19]

The atmosphere in Greeley, just as the entirety of Colorado, is incredibly dry. The Chinook twists falling off the mountains frequently raise temperatures to approach 70 °F (21 °C) in January and February, and some of the time to approach 90 °F (32 °C) in April. Greeley’s rise and low all year dampness imply that evening low temperatures are for all intents and purposes never over 68 °F (20 °C), even in the most sultry piece of the late spring. The diurnal temperature range is normally fairly wide, with a 50-degree (Fahrenheit) contrast between daytime highs and evening lows normal, particularly in the spring and fall. Fast every day and diurnal change in temperature is likewise normal.

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