Haxtun is a rural community located on the Northeast Plains of Colorado. Haxtun is a statutory town with a population of just under 1,000 residents, located in Phillips County along Highway 6. The Town Incorporated in July 1909 but was settled sometime between 1885 and 1887 by the Strohm Family. Miss Strohm wanted to name the town Lillydale, but Mr. Emerson who worked for the Lincoln Town Site Company bought the land for a thousand dollars in gold and named the settlement Haxtun, after a New York town on the Hudson River.
100 years and still growing strong! Many of the family farms that homesteaded 100 years ago are still being farmed. The Town offers a beautiful park open year-round, a swimming pool that is open during the summer months, a local library that offers many literary adventures, Haxtun Health that offers high-quality healthcare, and so much more! The Haxtun School District is home to the fightin’ bulldogs! The school district offers many extracurricular activities to the students and keeps them incredibly involved with the community.