Tarryall was a former town in northern Park County, Colorado in the United States, and still exists as an unincorporated town of cabins and old buildings.
The town is located on Tarryall Creek in the eastern edge of the South Park, between Lake George and Jefferson. The town was founded in 1859 during the Colorado Gold Rush after the discovery of placer gold in Tarryall Creek. The "Tarryall Diggings", as well as other discoveries, prompted a flood of prospectors over Kenosha Pass.
Most newly arriving miners found all available land for mining along the Tarryall Creek had been completely claimed by the earliest arrivees, and much resentment ensued--it was thought that the earlier miners had claimed much more land than a man could reasonable work. Another mining town was founded not far away on the Middle Fork of the South Platte River, named Fairplay as a dig at Tarryall.
At its height, Tarryall had a population of several thousand. A marker along U.S. Highway 285 near Como where it crosses Tarryall Creek many miles upstream commemorates the Tarryall Diggings and the former town.
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