Our History

Sedgwick is an agricultural community of slightly fewer than 200 people, many of whom are descended from the original immigrants who settled along the river.  Our forebears were Japanese, Mexican and German settlers. The town bears the name of General John Sedgwick who served his country with loyalty and distinction in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

 

Over time, we hope to bring to life highlights of Sedgwick's active and colorful history, right here on our website. So be sure to check back often, to see what we have added. Of course, we can never duplicate here all the history that is contained in our local museums, so we encourage you to enjoy them at your leisure while in the area.

TOWN OF SEDGWICK STARTED

   The town site was first surveyed in 1887, six years after the United Pacific Railroad established its cross-country route. The train carried mail, stock and farm goods both west and east. At one time, there were two passenger trains a day passing through Sedgwick. Sedgwick was once a busy, prosperous town with two banks, three grocery and dry goods stores, several beauty and barber shops, drug stores, a newspaper, a train depot, and other businesses and services.

EARLY VIEW OF SEDGWICK

   In 1906, Jumbo (Julesburg) Reservoir was built 11 miles from Sedgwick. As well as being an important water source for local agriculture, it is a popular recreational site for local folks and tourists as well, offering fishing, boating, swimming, birdwatching, and camping.

VIEW OF SEDGWICK AFTER 1906
EARLY SEDGWICK  Photo courtesy Wallace McClary

   Sedgwick was incorporated as a town in the early 1900s. It is a statutory Mayor-and-Board-of-Trustees Town, and is a quietly lively little town undergoing some growth, as people discover the pleasure of escaping the cities, and living in small, friendly towns. For a glimpse into out long and colorful history, please visit our Jailhouse Museum, as well as our various businesses. 

*Photos courtesy of Fort Sedgwick Historical Society.  

The Town of Sedgwick has a six member board of trustees. Regular meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Sedgwick Town Hall.

Town Hall is open Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 3:30 p.m.

Town Government

 

 

 

Town Mayor Wayne Price

Town Clerk Heather Moore

Deputy Clerk Beth Ritter

Town Maintenance Richard Kehm

Trustee Nancy Sauder

Trustee Gena Kinoshita

Trustee Troy Kinoshita

Trustee Peggy Owens

Trustee Peggy Raymond

Trustee Jeannie Tarver

Our Team

Our town board works hard to serve the community with their generous time and everlasting energy. We are proud of their service to and for our community. 

Each board member is eager to get the answers to your questions. Feel free to connect with any of them about town matters or come to the town board meetings. Meetings of the town board are open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Town Leadership

Contact Us!

970-463-8814

Sedgwick Town Hall Location

29 Main Avenue | PO Box 27 | Sedgwick, Colorado 80749

For General Info: SedgwickInfo@pctelcom.coop
For Town Clerk: Sedgwickco@pctelcom.coop

Sedgwick Town Hall Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.