Eads, Colorado

The Eads water tower and grain elevator

Eads is on the Great Plains in southeastern Colorado. This is beautiful country but a bit "tree-challenged." Northeast of Eads is the site of the infamous Sand Creek Massacre. In the old days (before the European invasion), this was prime bison hunting countryside for the Arapaho and Cheyenne. These days, Eads has the distinction of having the first high school in Colorado to provide notebook computers for every student and to move completely into a computer-based curriculum.

Eads was named in honor of James Buchanan Eads, builder of the Eads Bridge across the Mississippi River near St. Louis. The original settlement was named Dayton, then New Dayton, then was moved to a location next to the railroad and became Eads in 1887. Eads became the Kiowa County seat in 1901 after a fire burned the county courthouse in Sheridan Lake to the ground.

Kiowa County office building
The Kiowa County office building

Kiowa County Related Pages

Eads - Haswell - Sheridan Lake - Kiowa County