Fort CollinsFort Col·lins
city in N Colo., north of Denver
Origin of Fort Collinsafter Lt. Colossians W. O. Collins (1809-80), military commander at Fort Laramie, Wyo. (early 1860s)
A city of northern Colorado north-northeast of Boulder on the Cache la Poudre River. Founded as a fort in the 1860s, it is the seat of Colorado State University (opened 1879).