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Neighborhood and former city
Bessemer is located in Colorado
Location in Colorado
Country United States
State Colorado
County Pueblo
Municipality Pueblo
Founded 1880
Incorporated July 15, 1886
Consolidated March 21, 1894

Bessemer, Colorado was a city in Colorado that was incorporated in 1886. The community was named after Henry Bessemer, an English inventor. It was one of four adjacent towns settled after the Colorado Gold Rush of 1859. The communities of South Pueblo, Central Pueblo, Pueblo, and Bessemer were later merged to create the modern City of Pueblo, Colorado. Bessemer was an independent city until 1894 and was the last city to join Pueblo. The former community of Bessemer is sometimes now referred to as the Bessemer neighborhood. Its also known as the Bessemer area. The Bessemer area is home to both Bessemer Academy (an elementary school) and Bessemer park.

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