If an appointment is needed at Town Hall outside of normal hours, please call 719-429-1117 and we can meet you. We have had to close on occasions for special meetings and appointments elsewhere. Water Emergency: 719-784-2080 If you are a paying a water bill for the first time online, the Municipality Code to set up your account is CoalCreekCO - Watch for Changes in the Water Billing in the coming Months - should be a great improvement over the current 1980's software!
 

About

Welcome to the Oldest Coal Camp in Colorado! 

 

Coal Creek was first settled in the early 1870?s just after coal was discovered. The first plat maps were filed by William and Henry Teller in Fremont and Arapaho county in November of 1878. On October 8th, 1881 about 65 citizens of the village of Coal Creek decided to petition to become incorporated. Coal Creek became incorporated February 27th, 1882. During the 1880?s coal creek was a hustling, bustling place with 16 saloons, two drug stores, two hotels, grocery stores, a company store, numerous millinery shops, a lumber yard, notions store, a macaroni factory, theater, a couple of race tracks, a busy ball park, and a railroad depot. The railroad yard was busy with cars of coal, passengers and freight. The population was about 5,000 people. Baseball was a major activity, one that was treated very seriously. The Coal Creek baseball team was a dandy known all over Colorado. Coal Creek also had a brass band with a big bash thrown on the fourth of July. This 4th of July celebration drew people from all over the state. A nice two-story school was built and School District #15 was formed. In June 1907 a fire broke out at Alf Salmon?s Bottling Works which almost destroyed the town. The loss was estimated at nearly $200,000. Only a few of the original buildings remain standing today with a population in Coal Creek of under 500 people. The School House was saved in the fire and today it is used as the town hall, though the second story has since been closed.

 

Today, Coal Creek is a residential community, located in Eastern Fremont County, southwest of the Town of Florence. It resides in a beautiful natural setting with Pikes Peak to the northeast, the Wet Mountains to the south southwest, and the Royal Gorge to the west. Coal Creek enjoys access to the larger towns of Pueblo to the east, Colorado Springs to the northeast, and Canon City to the west. As of 2007, Coal Creek had grown by 16.5% from the year 2000. Coal Creek community members value that Coal Creek is a close knit community with a rural, small town feel. People feel safe and secure, enjoy the bene􀂦ts of proximity to larger towns while living in a small town, appreciate the low trafic levels and the low cost of living, and value the fresh air, peacefulness, quiet, and beautiful natural setting which offers access to a variety of recreational amenities. Citizens indicated that their current slow pace of growth in Coal Creek is desirable and should be maintained in order to preserve all of the characteristics described above. Citizens enjoy their close proximity to larger towns like Canon City, Florence, Pueblo and Colorado Springs but would like to attract small retail or commercial services to their community (i.e. small convenience store, restaurant, country store).