Monument’s first homesteaders arrived in 1865 to mark out the town’s preliminary shape. Incorporated in 1879, it was first called Henry’s Station, after Henry Limbach, one of the original settlers. Its name was changed to Monument when the Denver & Rio Grande railroad came through after the Civil War in 1870 linking Denver and Colorado Springs. Today, Monument’s historic district still reflects an era of bygone days with its small-town character.
Monument Rock stands amidst the Monument Open Space Preserve, a symbol of the town's enduring nature. As part of the Santa Fe Trailhead, there are many trails around the rock offering paths for horseback riding, dog walking and jogging. Community events throughout the year add to Monument's charm. Events and programs such as Music in the Park and Art Hop are organized by the Historic Monument Merchant's Association.
Monument Plaza offers a unique blend of quality shopping all within walking distance of one another. Located off Highway 105, shoppers will find galleries, home décor, book and specialty stores, as well as restaurants and professional service businesses. For major purchases, Jackson Creek, the commercial expansion of Monument offers a range of national chain store shopping mixed with smaller retail and service businesses along with office condominiums and restaurants.
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