OVERVIEW OF STRATTON
Among the rolling wheat and irrigated corn fields of Eastern Colorado lies the community of Stratton. Located 150 miles east of Denver along I-70, Strattton is primarily a farming and ranching community rich in pride and progress. Stratton offers a unique prosperity to all who reside there, preserving a down to earth quality of life amidst planned growth and development. Residents receive quality medical and dental care through the services of local practitioners and a local medical clinic. Stratton area is renowned throughout the state for its excellent hunting of deer, antelope and pheasants. Recognized for its academic achievements and extra-curricular activities throughout the state, the Stratton School District takes great pride in providing a meaningful educational experience for the youth and adults of the community.
WHAT'S SMALL TOWN LIFE LIKE IN STRATTON?
The population of Stratton is roughly six hundred. It's a wonderful small town on the Eastern Plains! It has just the right amount of business to supply all your needs. We have a nice grocery store to provide you with all the goodies and necessities. We have a pool for your kids or grandkids. We have a park for a family picinic and leisure play. We have the Claremont Inn & Winery for a nice night out for any couple. We have a nice activities building where events of all kinds can be held.We have a public high and middle school. Stratton's quiet, with just the right amount of things going on. If you're not a big cook, we've got Handi's with alittle bit of everything, and Blowing Smoke BBQ where you can enjoy a beer with the best BBQ you may ever have. If that doesn't satisfy your taste, we have the American Legion and Ampride. Don't forget about Delia's Tacos and Bob's Snow and Jo! If you have pets, you can get your pet groomed at Nose-to-Toes, and get your own hair and nails done at Hair It is. On Sunday's, there are number of different churches to attend. There's a Catholic, Church of God, Baptist, and Methodist church.
WHERE IS STRATTON?
Stratton is on the eastern plains of Colorado. It is located on Interstate 70 (I-70) at mile marker 419. Stratton is one hundred and fifty miles from Denver. With Stratton being right off I-70, the commute time to Denver is roughly two hours. We are thirty miles from the Kansas-Colorado state line. We are eighteen miles from Burlington, which is about a fifteen minute drive. Burlington is a bigger town than Stratton with a lot more local businesses.
THE HISTORY OF STRATTON
It's hard to believe that Stratton, Colorado, once had a famous hotel, the Collins Hotel, where the great baseball player, Babe Ruth stayed. We even had a visit by the great Horace Greeley. I'd say times have changed alot over the last eighty years. We don't have famous people staying in famous hotels anymore, but we remain a town founded on the right principles. Stratton was named after Winfield Scott Stratton, also known as "Mr. Gold". Not a bad nickname at all! He was known for his unselfish, humble genorsity. Something that we all aspire to be known for. We do our best to keep that spirit alive.
PICTURE: This is the famous Collins Hotel, which was popular in the 1930's, on the front of a postcard.
Stratton was founded when the railroad came through. It's roots started with the railroad and has grown into an agriculture-based community. The local CO-OP owns several businesses in the town. It owns the Ampride fuel station, the Ace Hardware store, the Car Center, and the NAPA. It is a big employer of many in this town, and it provides many job opporunities for new-comers.
To learn more about Stratton visit our local library or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratton,_Colorado