WANT QUICK LINKS TO AREA ATTRACTIONS?

HISTORY OF THE AREA

AREA ATTRACTIONS AREA ATTRACTIONS
The history of what is now Druid Hills is intertwined with the development of Florissant Colorado and the development of Teller County, Colorado over the last 125+ years. Florissant is a census- designated town, with a US Post Office, Zip Code of 80816. The 2010 US Census listed the population at 104. The word florissant is the gerund of the French verb fleuri, which means to flower, blossom, or to flourish. South of the town of Florissant is the world-famous 6,000 acre Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, established in 1969 as a monument by US President Richard M. Nixon. With a new visitors center which includes a discovery program, thousands of people visit this monument to learn more about fossils, local flora and fauna, and the history of the area going back 34 million years.
Florissant has a volunteer fire department, some local stores, a historic cemetery, and a wonderful museum. Also, there are several subdivisions near Druid Hills in Florissant, to include Colorado Mountain Estates, Indian Creek, Wilson Lakes, and Valley Hi. Just down Obsidian Drive to the south in the Druid Hills area is the Florissant Library, which offers multimedia, broadband, computer access, wireless access, a boardroom, a quiet room to read and a great selection of books, newspapers, videos, and movies. Further south of Florissant by 18 miles or so is the world-famous and historic town of Cripple Creek. Cripple Creek is home to a major gold mining operation that employs approximately 500 people, home to a dozen + casinos, K-12 schools, and a beautiful Heritage Center. We hope you enjoy your visit, your stay, or your move to Florissant, an area rich in history that continues to flourish!
© 2019 Druid Hills Property Owners’ Association, Inc. All rights reserved.
© 2019 Druid Hills Property Owners’ Association, Inc. All rights reserved.
WANT QUICK LINKS TO AREA ATTRACTIONS?
AREA ATTRACTIONS AREA ATTRACTIONS

HISTORY OF THE AREA

The history of what is now Druid Hills is intertwined with the development of Florissant Colorado and the development of Teller County, Colorado over the last 125+ years. Florissant is a census-designated town, with a US Post Office, Zip Code of 80816. The 2010 US Census listed the population at 104. The word florissant is the gerund of the French verb fleuri, which means to flower, blossom, or to flourish. South of the town of Florissant is the world- famous 6,000 acre Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, established in 1969 as a monument by US President Richard M. Nixon. With a new visitors center which includes a discovery program, thousands of people visit this monument to learn more about fossils, local flora and fauna, and the history of the area going back 34 million years.
Florissant circa 1870
Florissant has a volunteer fire department, some local stores, a historic cemetery, and a wonderful museum. Also, there are several subdivisions near Druid Hills in Florissant, to include Colorado Mountain Estates, Indian Creek, Wilson Lakes, and Valley Hi. Just down Obsidian Drive to the south in the Druid Hills area is the Florissant Library, which offers multimedia, broadband, computer access, wireless access, a boardroom, a quiet room to read and a great selection of books, newspapers, videos, and movies. Further south of Florissant by 18 miles or so is the world-famous and historic town of Cripple Creek. Cripple Creek is home to a major gold mining operation that employs approximately 500 people, home to a dozen + casinos, K-12 schools, and a beautiful Heritage Center. We hope you enjoy your visit, your stay, or your move to Florissant, an area rich in history that continues to flourish!
Florissant 1891