Early Landowners

Early Landowners:  By this time, settlement in the Highlands Ranch area was in full swing.  Some of the early families and their properties are still evident today.  These early families include the Grigs, Failings, Weltes, and Plews. Evidence of these properties still remain and are memorialized in Highlands Ranch as parks, streets or important sites.  The Mansion also had its beginnings in the late 1880's although it did not start out as a Mansion, but rather a simple stone farmhouse.  Let's examine these important properties, people, and events in our Highlands Ranch history.

References and Acknowledgements: History of Douglas County, In the Beginning, Historic Douglas County and Tim Weber