COLORADO, TEXAS. Colorado is two miles southeast of Smithville in southeastern Bastrop County. In 1905 it had a one-teacher school for fifty black students; the school was probably absorbed by the Smithville Independent School District in 1921. In the 1940s a church and several scattered houses marked the community on county highway maps, but by the 1980s only a cemetery and a church remained. No population estimates were available in 2000.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "COLORADO, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrcrd), accessed September 18, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.