I-70 corridor

chamber of commerce


Watkins is located about eight miles east of Denver along I-70, and is the western most Community along the Eastern I-70 Corridor. The area was settled initially in 1860 when the Overland Stage Line developed a stage-stop nearby, called Box Elder #2.

Its first Post Office was established in 1878 and now serves 1160 residents.

In recent years, more development has occurred in and near Watkins. Commercially that includes a Sunflower seed processing plant and a Solar Farm. In addition, a nearby neighborhood of nearly 100 homes has been built as well as a Traditional “Latin Mass” Catholic Church.‚Äč


The I-70 Corridor Chamber of Commerce has assisted growth and successful economic development of Eastern Colorado in Watkins, Bennett, Strasburg, Byers, Deer Trail and Agate since 1993.




Address: PO Box 386, Strasburg, CO 80136


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