According to the 2000 census the population of Brookside was 219 people and at the 2010 census it was 233. It is located on the southeast side of Cañon City but is a town in its own right.
Zip Code 81212.
Elevation listed as 5348 ft.
The city was founded in 1913 when B.F. Rockafellow opened a coal mine. It originally had a railroad station and was the home of many fruit orchards.
Brookside has a great park with trails and open space. If you go hiking there, be sure to pick-up the guide for the trails. It points out many historical sites along the trails. Just be sure to return the guide for the next person to enjoy.
The town has a great history program going on, please see the history page for lots of great information!
Here is a great news item about the centennial celebration on August 17, 2013 by Sue Cochran and Renee Bolkema.
We will be adding much more information about Brookside in the near future.
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