CASTLE ROCK – Small-town beauty meets big-city comfort in Castle Rock. From its central location between two major business hubs (Denver and Colorado Springs), to its historic landmarks, to the picturesque peak that gives it its name, to affordable housing everywhere in the community, activity stems from every corner of Castle Rock.
Castle Rock was founded in 1874 when the eastern Douglas County border was redrawn to its present location. Castle Rock was chosen as the county seat because of its central location.
White settlers were drawn to the area by rumors of gold and by land opened through the Homestead Act of 1862. However, it was the discovery of rhyolite stone not gold that ultimately led to the settlement of Castle Rock.
One of the first homesteaders in the area near today’s Castle Rock was Jeremiah Gould. He owned about 160 acres (0.65 km2) to the south of “The (Castle) Rock.” At that time, the settlement consisted of just a few buildings for prospectors, workers, and cowboys. In 1874 Jeremiah Gould donated 120 acres (0.49 km2) to the new town that was also now home to the Douglas County government. For the beginning the six streets named Elbert, Jerry, Wilcox, Perry, Castle and Front were laid out to build the actual town of Castle Rock. The Courthouse Square was defined and about 77 lots, each 50 by 112 feet (34 m), were auctioned off for a total profit of US$3,400.
A new train depot brought the Denver and Rio Grande Railway to the area. The depot building now houses the Castle Rock Historical Museum on Elbert Street, where visitors can see history of how Castle Rock changed over the years. Castle Rock currently encompasses about 35 square miles (91 km2), with a population of more than 42,000  in town and 70,000 in the surrounding area.
Castle Rock Home Owners and Home Buyers, call Team Sampron for all of your Real Estate needs. If you’re looking for a real estate agent whose focus is you, look no further. Carrie and Kathy bring a combined 60+ years’ experience in customer service related fields, including 20+ years each in Municipal Government, to our real estate business. Home sellers, Team Sampron believes in providing full-service even though our rates save our client’s money. Home buyers’, remember all of Team Sampron’s expertise and experience is free, you pay nothing when Team Sampron represents you in the purchase of your home. Call Carrie (303) 931-3629 or Kathy (303) 931-3780 to begin this exciting phase of your life.