Find all the contact information you need to live and work in and around our town, including information about our Mayor and Town Council, Town Staff & Departments, and Official Committees. The Town Government is made up of a Mayor and six Council Members. Council meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The Town has finished construction on their new City Complex. The dedication of the new complex was July 22, 1995. The building houses the Town Offices, Council Chambers, Library, and Auditorium.
Learn more about living, learning, and growing in and around Cheyenne Wells, a small town with big city amenities located at the junction of Highways 385 and 40 in Eastern Colorado. We have several exciting events that happen in our small town during the year. Cheyenne Wells is the host of the Cheyenne County Fair, Tumbleweed Festival, and also the PBR Enterprise Bull Riding tour, just to mention a few. If you are in the area, stop in and let us show you our small town hospitality.
Keeping records of our comings-and-goings, building, buying, and selling is as old as humanity itself, predating even our most durable invention to date: ink on papyrus. You'll find our papyrus, paper, and electronic trail here, a complete public record of meetings, notices, and forms to participate in the age-old art of keeping a record of our public decisions and transactions.
Visitor Cost $5.00
The Cheyenne County Old Jail Museum and the Mountain States Telegraph Museums will open (Memorial Day Weekend) and Close (Labor Day).
Visitor Cost $5.00
Cheyenne Wells got its name from the Cheyenne Indians and their water well. The original Town was located near the fork of the Smokey Hill River, which is five miles north of its present location. When it was located north, it was a regular stop for the stagecoach line from Kansas City to Denver.
The Kansas Pacific Railroad reached the Town of Cheyenne Wells on March 3, 1870. The Town had a population of 695 then. Cheyenne Wells was the division point of the Union Pacific Railroad from 1890 to 1908. The Town was incorporated on March 14, 1890. When it was incorporated it had an area of 520 acres.
Cheyenne Wells is the County seat of Cheyenne County and has a population of approximately 920. The climate and environment are very healthy. The water supply is pure and unlimited.
Wheat and other small grains furnish the main components of agricultural enterprises. The small grain farmer and the cattle rancher furnish the main source of income to the community. With an ample supply of underground water, irrigation farming is becoming popular in the area.
Another source of income is the Oil Industry. Companies like Citations Gas & Oil Company, Mull Drilling, Murfin, DCP Helium Plant, and Tech Oil have their offices located here.
The Cheyenne Wells Recreation Association offers many activities throughout the year consisting of volleyball, basketball, swimming, and softball.
Recreational facilities consist of a beautiful golf course, swimming pool with pavilion for parties, one gym - Hard Bodies, three softball fields, two parks, walking path, and a basketball court.
The softball fields are in use every night during the summer and especially during the all night marathon, which is part of the annual Tumbleweed Festival held every July.
The Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo draw great crowds from all areas, and pheasant hunting season attracts many hunters to the local area.
Next Regular Meeting
Wednesday October 11, 2023
Missing animals, or found strays please call 719-767-5865.
Town of Cheyenne Wells, CO