courtesy of the Town of Frederick
With its proximity to the Denver metro area and the Northern Front Range, the Town of Frederick is a dynamic community at the center of commerce, industry, and education. Multiple recreational and residential facilities make the Town of Frederick a retreat full of diverse opportunity that continues to respect its heritage as a mining town. Frederick was incorporated in 1907 by three young women who named the town after their father, Frederick A. Clark, the landowner of the site now known as Frederick. In its early days, Frederick was a mining town that was home to mostly Italian immigrants who came to the area to make their living in the coal mines. Miners were paid $2 a day for their dangerous work and are often the forgotten heroes of Colorado’s history. The town honors their memory with the annual Miners Day celebration on the third Saturday of September. Share your memories and family history by contacting Communications@FrederickCO.gov.