EST. 1870

Historic Westminster


Historic Westminster embodies the perfect blend of historic charm and future-focused community growth for residents, business owners and non-residents alike. We do this with our authentic hometown feel, our burgeoning economic opportunities, and our inclusive, welcoming nature.

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How much history can two square miles hold? Look at the southern part of Westminster and you’ll find more than 150 years’ worth: Vibrant stories of Native Americans and settlers looking for a better way of life. Chief Little Raven and his Arapahoe tribe would winter camp just south of Shaw Heights, where there were many artesian springs and open fields of grazing bison. Later pioneers would homestead here, making their dreams come true.

In 1870, the pioneer Pleasant DeSpain did just that—building his house in the town we now call home. In 1911, Westminster incorporated and officially became a city.

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Today in Historic Westminster, residents and newcomers alike are still discovering that good life. And still realizing those dreams. Here, you’ll find the place where families are raised. Friendships are forged. And businesses thrive. It’s all happening in Historic Westminster.

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From the old to the new, stop by and see what everyone is talking about. Visit Historic Westminster today and fall in love with a place you’ll be happy to call home.

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