Facts About Greeley
Greeley began as the Union Colony of Colorado, which was founded in 1869 by Nathan C. Meeker
The name Union Colony was later changed to Greeley in honour of Horace Greeley, who had come to Colorado in the 1859 Pike’s Peak Gold Rush.
Greeley was incorporated as a city on April 6, 1886.
In 1958, Greeley became the first city to have a Department of Culture.
The city of Greeley has a total area of 31,419 acres including 102 acres of water.
Greeley is a sister city to Moriya, a city located in Japan’s Ibaraki Prefecture, Every other summer 18 students from Moriya come to Greeley for a week-long stay.
Greeley is located at 40°24′54″N 104°43′26″W (40.415119, -104.723988).
The Elevation of Greeley is 4,658 feet, above sea level.
The estimated population of Greeley is 108,795, as of the 2020 United States Census.
Greeley made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2015 for the “Longest Continuous Chalk Art Drawing!”