DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, TOWN HALL WILL BE CLOSED AT 3PM ON FRIDAY MARCH 7, 2014. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE!
TOWN OF MONUMENT
EL PASO COUNTY, COLORADO
REGULAR BIENNIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
APRIL 1, 2014
TOWN HALL CLOSURES AND DELAYS WILL BE POSTED HERE. SAFE TRAVEL TO ALL.
WELCOME TO THE TOWN OF MONUMENT
Monument is a swiftly growing town located at the base of the Rampart Range in El Paso County, Colorado. Monument is bordered by Pike National Forest on the west, Colorado Springs and the United States Air Force Academy on the south, the City of Castle Rock on the north and rolling plains to the east. The town population was 5,742 at the 2012 census. Monument is home to both small business and large chains such as Home Depot and Walmart; and the large manufacturer Synthes.
Monument's first homesteaders arrived in 1865 but settlement increased when Monument became a stop along the Rio Grande Railroad in 1872. The area was incorporated as a town called Henry's Station, after prominent settler Henry Limbach, on June 2, 1879. The first town meeting was held July 3, 1879. Three years later the name was changed from Henry’s Station to Monument after Monument Creek and Monument Rock in the west.
FROM MAYOR TRAVIS EASTON
As Mayor of Monument, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to one of the oldest towns in Colorado.
Monument is unique in that we are located near a metropolitan area, while retaining small town charm in a rural setting. I believe the quality of life in Monument ranks as the highest in the area. The recreational opportunities and wonderful neighborhoods are balanced with Monument’s historic charm that is found in the community's downtown area. These characteristics help make Monument a distinct community, but it is our people that truly make us special. I am confident that you will find the citizens of Monument to be friendly with old-fashioned values and a progressive spirit.
As stated in our Town motto, we are “Proud of our Past – Confident of our Future”. We are happy that you chose Monument as your home, and we hope that you will share your ideas in helping us to shape that future.
Hope to see you soon in Monument and may God bless you.
Travis W. Easton