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Ft. Latham Cemetery
Weld County,

Magdalena Simon

No Dates on Plowhead infant sons.

A small cemetery that was located near the original townsite of Latham. It has been moved twice since 1861. It now resides in the Linn Grove Cemetery, 1700 Cedar Ave., Greeley, Colorado where it was moved in 2003. It is enclosed in it's own iron fence that has it's name incut which reads "1861 Ft. Latham Cemetery 1874" . It is located on the second road in from the south edge of the cemetery about midway between the belltower and the east edge of the cemetery. When it was moved the first time in 1926 to make way for Highway 34 east of Greeley, 8 or 9 graves were found and all were reburied in a mass grave. Now ,after the second move to Linn Grove, only one stone exists. It reads :
The know buried here are
1809 Magdalena Simon 1861
Two Plowhead Infant Sons
Several Others Unknown

NOTE: In our research, we found the name Plowhead was apparently just the pronounciation of the name Ploughhead or Plaughhead. We also have information on others said to be buried there but no headstones exist. Please feel free to contact us if any of that would be of help.

The settlement of Latham 1860 ( also known as Cherokee City, Latham Station, Ft. Latham) was located first about 3 1/2 miles east of Greeley where the old highway crosses the South Platte. It was a major crossing of the Platte as well as a stage station on the Overland Stage Route. Due to flooding it was moved a mile or so south and where it continued to be a stage station, had a post office, county seat 1868-1869, and a sturdy fortress used by settlers during Indian wars ( thus the name Ft. Latham). The town gradually disappeared in 1869 when the railroad bypassed it. No trace of it exists today except a marker in the front yard of the Lorenz dairy farm just south of Hwy. 34 on WCR 45.

Contributed on 10/30/05 by EWM1039
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Record #: 14167

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Submitted: 10/30/05 • Approved: 10/30/05 • Last Updated: 3/26/17 • R14167-G14166-S3

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