capital of Colo., in the NC part
Origin of Denverafter J. W. Denver (1817-92), governor of Kans.
The capital and largest city of Colorado, in the north-central part of the state on the South Platte River. It was settled by gold prospectors in 1858 and became territorial capital in 1867.x
Named after James W. Denver. The surname Denver ultimately derives from Old English Dene-fær ("crossing or passing of the Danes"); or alternately from den-ōfer ("valley-bank").