Husted was a settlement on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad and located thirteen miles north of Colorado Springs. Residents were involved in ranching and lumber businesses. In 1878, a railroad post office was moved from Southwater to Husted. The post office closed in 1920.
- George A. Crofutt (1885). Crofutt's Grip-sack Guide of Colorado: A Complete Encyclopedia of the State. Overland Publishing Company. p. 106.
- "Place Names of Colorado" (PDF). Denver Public Library. p. 316. Retrieved July 20, 2018.