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La Plata Larimer Las Animas Lincoln Logan Mesa Min Moffat Montez Montrose Morg Otero Our Park Phil Pitkin Prow Pueblo Rio Blanco Rio G Routt Saguache SJ San Miguel Sedg Sum Tell Wash Weld Yuma See also: State of Colorado and History of Colorado This is a list of the 64 counties of the U.S. State of Colorado. The counties of Colorado are important components of government since the state has no secondary civil subdivisions such as townships. Two counties, the City and County of Denver and the City and County of Broomfield, have consolidated city and county governments. Colorado’s postal abbreviation is CO and its FIPS state code is 08.

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Table of Colorado counties
County FIPS County seat Established [3][4] [5] Code
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011 Las Animas Bent County Formed Etymolgy [5] from
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Adams County

001

Brighton

1902-11-15

Alamosa County

003

Alamosa

Arapahoe County

005

Littleton

Create one of County origina counti the Te of Colo 1913-03-08 Broomfield 014 Split from Named for &0000000000015313.00 Broomfield 2001-11-15 Split fr Costilla the cottonBoulde County County and wood trees Adams Conejos which grow ferson County along the Rio Weld c counties. Grande and and re its tributarized as ies. Alamosa solidat is a Spanish and co word for a 015 Salida 1879-02-10 Split fr Chaffee cottonwood Carbon County grove. County 1861-11-01 Created as Named for &0000000000545089.00 one of the 17 predecessor original Arapahoe counties of County, Kanthe Territory sas Territory, of Colorado. which in turn Renamed was named Cheyenne 1889-03-25 Split fr Cheyenne 017 South for the Wells bert an County Arapahoe Arapaho Nacounti County for tion of Native five months Americans. from Creek 019 Georgetown 1861-11-01 Create Clear 1902-11-15, one of County to origina 1903-04-11. counti 1885-04-14 Split from Conejos County. Conejos

Split from Arapahoe County. Boulder

Named in honor of Alva Adams, the 013 Boulder 5th, 10th, and 14th Governor of the State of Colorado.

Split fr Huerfa Population County [6] former enne a Arapah &0000000000422495.00 bal lan 1861-11-01

1870-02-11

Archuleta County

007

Pagosa Springs

Baca County

009

Springfield

1889-04-16

the Te Named in &0000000000012572.00 of Colo honor of Colorado State 021 Conejos 1861-11-01 Guada Senator AntoCounty County nio D. of the Archuleta. ginal c of the Split from Las Named in &0000000000003871.00 ory of Animas honor of pionado, w County. eer and Colnamed orado territjos Co orial

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after six days on 1861-11-07. Costilla County 023 San Luis 1861-11-01

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Created as Named for &0000000000003309.00 one of the 17 the Costilla original River. Costilla counties of 035 a Spanish is Castle Rock 1861-11-01 Create Douglas the Territory word meanone of County of Colorado. ing either origina little rib or counti furring the Te timber. of Colo Split from Named in Otero County. honor of Col037 orado State Eagle Eagle Senator John County H. Crowley. Split from Fremont County. Named in honor of George Armstrong Custer, the 039 U.S. Kiowa Army colonel defeated and killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Crowley County

025

Ordway

1911-05-29

&0000000000006643.00 1883-02-11

Split fr Summ County

Custer County

027

Westcliffe

1877-03-09

&0000000000004025.00

Elbert County

1874-02-02

Split fr Dougla County

Delta County

029

Delta

1883-02-11

Split from Gunnison El Paso County. County

Denver County

031

Denver

1902-11-15

Named for &0000000000030334.00 041 town of the Colorado 1861-11-01 Create Delta located Springs one of at the delta of origina the Uncomcounti pahgre River. the Te of Colo The original Named in &0000000000588349.00 Arapahoe 043 honor of Cañon City 1861-11-01 Create Fremont County Seat James W. one of County was split Denver, origina from Governor of counti Arapahoe the Territory the Te County and of Kansas of Colo reorganized from 1857 to as a consolid- 1859. ated city and county. 045 Glenwood 1883-02-10 Split fr Garfield Split from County Ouray County.

Dolores County

033

Dove Creek

1881-03-04

Named for Springs &0000000000001914.00 Summ the Dolores County River, which was originally named el Rio de Nuestra Senora de los

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Gilpin County 047 Central City 1861-11-01 Created as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado. Split from Summit County.

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Named in honor of William Gilpin, the first Governor of the Territory of Colorado.

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Grand County

049

Hot Sulphur Springs

1874-02-02

Gunnison County

051

Gunnison

1877-03-09

Kiowa County Split from Lake County.

Named for &0000000000013612.00 the Grand River which was renamed the Colorado 061 River in 1921. Eads 1889-04-11 Split fr Bent C Named in &0000000000014973.00 honor of John Williams Gunnison, the 063 U.S. Burlington Army captain who explored the region.

Kit Carson County

1889-04-11

Split fr bert C

Hinsdale County

053

Lake City

1874-02-10

Huerfano County

055

Walsenburg

1861-11-01

Jackson County

057

Walden

1909-05-05

Split from Named in &0000000000000838.00 Lake, Conehonor of Gejos, and Cos- orge Aaron tilla counties. Hinsdale, a 065 Lieutenant Leadville 1861-11-01 Create Lake Governor of one of County the Territory origina of Colorado. counti the Te Created as Named for &0000000000007837.00 of Colo one of the 17 Huerfano Renam original Butte, a solitCarbon counties of ary volcanic County the Territory plug. Huertwo da of Colorado. fano is a from Spanish word 1879-0 meaning to orphan. 1879-0 Split from Named in &0000000000001381.00 067 Durango 1874-02-10 Split fr La Plata Larimer honor of Lake a County County. Andrew JackConejo son, the sevcounti enth President of the United States.

Jefferson County

059

Golden

1861-11-01

Created as Named for its &0000000000529354.00 one of the 17 extralegal 069 Fort Collins 1861-11-01 Create Larimer original predecessor one of County counties of county, Jeforigina the Territory ferson counti of Colorado. County, Jefthe Te ferson Territof Colo ory, which in

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Las Animas 071 County Trinidad 1866-02-09 Split from Huerfano County. Montrose County

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Named for &0000000000016010.00 the Animas River, which 085 Montrose 1883-02-11 Split fr was originally Gunnis named el Rio County de las Animas Perdidas, which is Spanish for the River of the Souls in Purgatory.

Lincoln County

073

Hugo

1889-04-11

Split from El- Named in &0000000000005326.00 bert and Bent honor of counties. Abraham Morgan 1889-02-19 Split fr 087 Fort LinMorgan coln, the sixWeld C County teenth President of the United States. Split from Weld County.

Logan County

075

Sterling

1887-02-25

Otero County

Named in &0000000000021055.00 honor of John Alexander Logan, a U.S. Army general 089 La Junta 1889-03-25 Split fr and U.S. SenBent C ator from Illinois. Named for the mesa formations which are widespread 091 Ouray through the area. Named from the plentiful mineral deposits found in the area.

Mesa County

077

Grand Junction

1883-02-14

Split from Gunnison County. Ouray County

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Mineral County

079

Creede

1893-03-27

Split from Hinsdale, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties.

Moffat County

081

Craig

1911-02-27

Montezuma 083 County

Cortez

1889-04-16

Split from Named in Routt County. honor of railroad pioneer David H. 093 Moffat. Fairplay Park County Split from La Named in Plata County. honor of Aztec leader Moctezuma II. Ruins in 095 area were the Holyoke Phillips originally County thought to

Split fr Hinsda Lake &0000000000000962.00 counti named compa County four da from &0000000000013648.00 1883-0 to 1883-0 1861-11-01

1877-01-18

Create one of &0000000000025221.00 origina counti the Te of Colo 1889-03-27

Split fr Logan County

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San Juan County Pitkin County 097 Aspen 1881-02-23 Split from Gunnison County.

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111 Lincoln Land Silverton Company. 1876-01-31

Split fr Lake C

Prowers County

099

Lamar

Named in &0000000000015106.00 honor of Frederick Walker Pitkin, the second Governor of the State of Colorado. Telluride &0000000000013181.00 1883-03-02 Split fr San Miguel 113 1889-04-11 Split from Named in San Ju County Bent County. honor of John County W. Prowers, a pioneer of the Arkansas River valley.

Pueblo County

101

Pueblo

1861-11-01

Created as Named for &0000000000154538.00 one of the 17 historic town original of Pueblo. counties of Pueblo is a the Territory Spanish word Julesburg 1889-04-09 Split fr Sedgwick of Colorado. 115 meaning vilLogan County lage or County people. Split from Garfield County.

Rio Blanco 103 County

Meeker

Rio Grande 105 County

Del Norte

Routt County

107

Steamboat Springs

Saguache County

109

Saguache

Named for &0000000000006227.00 the White River, which was originally named el Rio 117 Breckenridge 1861-11-01 Create Summit Blanco in one of County Spanish. origina 1874-02-10 Split from Named for &0000000000011627.00 counti Costilla the Rio the Te County and Grande, of Colo Conejos which flows 119 Cripple 1899-03-23 Split fr Teller County through the Creek Paso a County counties. area. mont 1877-01-29 Spilt from Named in &0000000000022382.00 counti Grand honor of John County. Long Routt, the first Governor of the State of Colorado. Akron 1887-02-09 Split fr Washington 121 1866-12-29 Split from Name comes &0000000000006920.00 Weld C County Lake and from a Ute Costilla language counties. word meaning "blue earth" or "water at blue earth".[7]

1889-03-25

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Weld County 123 Greeley

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Taos County, created by the Territory of 1861-11-01 3. Created as Named in &0000000000243750.00 New the 17 1852, was the first one ofMexico inhonor of organized county to extend into the area original Lewis Ledyof the present ard Weld, the State of Colorado. counties of 4. the Territory firstcreated by the Territory Arapahoe County, Secretof Kansas in ary was the first county of Colorado. 1855,of the created exclusively within the area of the Territory of present State of Colorado. Colorado. 5. Of the 17 original counties created by the 125 Wray 1889-03-15 Split from Named for &0000000000009666.00 Yuma Territory of Colorado in 1861, only Gilpin Washington the Yuma County County and Clear Creek County have County. Native Amerretained their original boundaries. ican tribe. 6. Guadalupe County was the first Colorado county to be renamed in 1861. 7. Las Animas County was the first new Colorado county to be created (in 1866) after the original 17 counties. 8. Greenwood County was the longest lived former Colorado county, existing four years from 1870 to 1874. 9. Carbonate County was the shortest lived The sortable table below lists all the historic former Colorado county, existing only two counties of the Territory of New Mexico, the days in 1879 before being dissolved. Territory of Utah, the Territory of Kansas, 10. The City and County of Broomfield is the and the extralegal Territory of Jefferson that most recently created (in 2001) Colorado previously existed within the boundaries of county. the present State of Colorado, as well as the three defunct counties of the Territory of Col- 11. Las Animas County is the most extensive Colorado county. orado and the three defunct counties of the 12. The City and County of Broomfield is the State of Colorado. The table includes the folleast extensive Colorado county. lowing information: 13. The City and County of Denver is the most • The official name of the county, populous Colorado county. • The territory or state, 14. San Juan County is the least populous • The date the county was created, Colorado county. • The date the county was abolished or 15. The City and County of Denver, El Paso excluded from the Territory of Colorado, County, Arapahoe County, and Jefferson and County each have a population in excess • Historical notes. of 500,000. No organized counties of the District of 16. San Juan County, Hinsdale County, and Mineral County each have a population of Louisiana, the Territory of Missouri, or the less than 1000. Territory of Nebraska existed within the 17. The City and County of Denver is the most present boundaries of the State of Colorado. densely populated Colorado county. 18. Kiowa County is the least densely populated Colorado county. 19. Lake County has the highest point in Colorado at the summit of Mount Elbert at 1. Larimer County is the home of the most 14,440 feet (4,401 m) elevation (the ancient known archaeological site in the highest point in the entire Rocky Rocky Mountain region. The Lindenmeier Mountains.) Site includes artifacts more than 13,000 20. Yuma County has the lowest point in years old. Colorado where the Arikaree River flows 2. Costilla County was the first area within into Kansas at 3,315 feet (1,010 m) the present State of Colorado to be settled elevation (the highest low point of any by Europeans in 1851. U.S. state.)

Table of Colorado municipalities by county Historic counties

Colorado county distinctions

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Counties formerly within the State of Colorado
County Taos County Territory Created or State Superseded History

Territory 185201091852-01-09 186102281861-02-28 One of the seven of New partidos of the Mexico province of Nuevo México. One of the nine original counties created by the Territory of New Mexico in 1852. Excluded from the Territory of Colorado in 1861. Territory 185203031852-03-03 186102281861-02-28 Created by the Territof Utah ory of Utah in 1852. Excluded from the Territory of Colorado in 1861. Territory 185203031852-03-03 186102281861-02-28 Created by the Territof Utah ory of Utah in 1852. Excluded from the Territory of Colorado in 1861. Territory 185203031852-03-03 186102281861-02-28 Created by the Territof Utah ory of Utah in 1852. Excluded from the Territory of Colorado in 1861. Territory 185203031852-03-03 186102281861-02-28 Created by the Territof Utah ory of Utah in 1852. Excluded from the Territory of Colorado in 1861. Territory 185203031852-03-03 186102281861-02-28 Created by the Territof Utah ory of Utah in 1852. Excluded from the Territory of Colorado in 1861. Territory 185203031852-03-03 186102281861-02-28 Created by the Territof Utah ory of Utah in 1852. Dissolved in 1857, but recreated in 1859. Excluded from the Territory of Colorado in 1861 and the Territory of Wyoming in 1868. Finally dissolved in 1872. Territory 185508251855-08-25 186101291861-01-29 Created by the Territof Kansas ory of Kansas in 1855, but never organized.

Great Salt Lake County

Iron County

Sanpete County

Utah County

Washington County

Green River County

Arapahoe County

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Reverted to unorganized territory when Kansas joined the Union in 1861.

Beaver County

Territory 185601051856-01-05 186102281861-02-28 Split from Iron and of Utah Millard counties in 1856. Excluded from the Territory of Colorado in 1861. Territory 185902071859-02-07 186101291861-01-29 Split from Arapahoe of Kansas County in 1859, but never organized. Reverted to unorganized territory when Kansas joined the Union in 1861. Territory 185902071859-02-07 186101291861-01-29 Split from Arapahoe of Kansas County in 1859, but never organized. Reverted to unorganized territory when Kansas joined the Union in 1861. Territory 185902071859-02-07 186101291861-01-29 Split from Arapahoe of Kansas County in 1859, but never organized. Reverted to unorganized territory when Kansas joined the Union in 1861. Territory 185902071859-02-07 186101291861-01-29 Split from Arapahoe of Kansas County in 1859, but never organized. Reverted to unorganized territory when Kansas joined the Union in 1861. Territory 185902071859-02-07 186101291861-01-29 Split from Arapahoe of Kansas County in 1859, but never organized. Reverted to unorganized territory when Kansas joined the Union in 1861. Territory 185902071859-02-07 186101291861-01-29 Created by the Territof Kansas ory of Kansas in 1859, but never organized. Reverted to unorganized territory when Kansas joined the Union in 1861.

Broderick County

El Paso County

Fremont County

Montana County

Oro County

Peketon County

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Arrappahoe County

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Territory 18591199November 186102281861-02-28 One of the 12 counties of 1859 created by the exJefferson tralegal Territory of Jefferson in 1859. Territory 18591199November 186102281861-02-28 One of the 12 counties of 1859 created by the exJefferson tralegal Territory of Jefferson in 1859. Territory 18591199November 186102281861-02-28 One of the 12 counties of 1859 created by the exJefferson tralegal Territory of Jefferson in 1859. Territory 18591199November 186102281861-02-28 One of the 12 counties of 1859 created by the exJefferson tralegal Territory of Jefferson in 1859.

Cheyenne County

El Paso County

Fountain County

Heele County Territory 18591199November 186102281861-02-28 One of the 12 counties of 1859 created by the exJefferson tralegal Territory of Jefferson in 1859. Jackson County Territory 18591199November 186102281861-02-28 One of the 12 counties of 1859 created by the exJefferson tralegal Territory of Jefferson in 1859. Territory 18591199November 186102281861-02-28 One of the 12 counties of 1859 created by the exJefferson tralegal Territory of Jefferson in 1859. Territory 18591199November 186102281861-02-28 One of the 12 counties of 1859 created by the exJefferson tralegal Territory of Jefferson in 1859.

Jefferson County

Montana County

North County Territory 18591199November 186102281861-02-28 One of the 12 counties of 1859 created by the exJefferson tralegal Territory of Jefferson in 1859. Park County Territory 18591199November 186102281861-02-28 One of the 12 counties of 1859 created by the exJefferson tralegal Territory of Jefferson in 1859. Territory 18591199November 186102281861-02-28 One of the 12 counties of 1859 created by the exJefferson tralegal Territory of Jefferson in 1859. Territory 18591199November 186102281861-02-28 One of the 12 counties of 1859 created by the exJefferson tralegal Territory of Jefferson in 1859.

Saratoga County

St. Vrains County

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Mora County

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Territory 186002011860-02-01 186102281861-02-28 Split from Taos County of New in 1860. Excluded from Mexico the Territory of Colorado in 1861. Territory 186111011861-11-01 186111071861-11-07 One of the 17 original of counties created by Colorado the Territory of Colorado in 1861. The county was renamed Conejos County after only six days. Territory 187002111870-02-11 187402061874-02-06 Created from former of Cheyenne and Arapaho Colorado tribal land and the eastern portion of Huerfano County in 1870. The county was abolished in 1874 and its territory split between Elbert County and Bent County.

Guadalupe County

Greenwood County

Platte County Territory 187202091872-02-09 187402091874-02-09 Created from the eastof ern portion of Weld Colorado County in 1872. The county was abolished in 1874 after organizers failed to secure voter approval. The territory of the county was returned to Weld County. Carbonate County State of 187902081879-02-08 187902101879-02-10 Lake County was reColorado named Carbonate County in 1879. Only two days later, Carbonate County was split into the new Chaffee County and the renamed Lake County.

Uncompaghre State of 188302271883-02-27 188303021883-03-02 Ouray County was reCounty Colorado named Uncompaghre County for only four days in 1883. South Arapahoe County State of 190211151902-11-15 190304111903-04-11 One of three counties Colorado created from Arapahoe County in 1902. The name was changed back to Arapahoe County after five months.

21. Jefferson County borders ten other counties.

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County Alamosa County Boulder County BroomfieldCity and County of Broomfield Conejos County Delta County DenverCity and County of Denver Eagle County Gunnison County Montrose County Ouray County Pueblo County Saguache County County Cheyenne County Morgan County County Archuleta County Bent County BroomfieldCity and County of Broomfield DenverCity and County of Denver Hinsdale County Jackson County Lake County Mineral County San Juan County 22. Delta County and the City and County of Denver each border only three other counties. 23. The following twelve Colorado counties have a county seat with the same name as the county: 22. The name of each of the following two Colorado counties forms one part of the name of its county seat: 23. Weld County has the most incorporated municipalities of any Colorado county with 31. 24. The following nine Colorado counties have no incorporated municipalities other than the county seat:

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County Seat City of Alamosa City of Boulder City and County of Broomfield unincorporated town of Conejos City of Delta City and County of Denver Town of Eagle City of Gunnison City of Montrose City of Ouray City of Pueblo Town of Saguache

County Seat Town of Cheyenne Wells City of Fort Morgan County Seat Town of Pagosa Springs City of Las Animas City and County of Broomfield City and County of Denver Town of Lake City Town of Walden City of Leadville Town of Creede Town of Silverton 25. Of all 64 Colorado counties, only Conejos County has a county seat that is not an incorporated municipality. 26. Only three Colorado county seats extend into other counties: 27. The City and County of Denver and the City and County of Broomfield are the only two Colorado counties with enclaves. 28. Arapahoe County, Boulder County, and Jefferson County are the only three dismembered Colorado counties with exclaves.

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County Adams County Arapahoe County Gilpin County County Seat City of Brighton City of Littleton Central City

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Other Counties Weld County Douglas County Clear Creek County and Environment, 2007-01-30, http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hs/ cntyseat.html, retrieved on 2007-01-30. ^ National Association of Counties, "NACo - Find a county", http://www.naco.org/ Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/ cffiles/counties/ state.cfm&state.cfm&statecode=CO, retrieved on 2008-04-30. ^ "Colorado Government History" (HTML), State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives, 2001-04-18, http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/ archives/arcgov.html, retrieved on 2008-09-25. "Annual County Population Estimates and Estimated Components of Change: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007" (CSV), 2007 Population Estimates, United States Census Bureau, Population Division, 2008-03-20, http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/ files/CO-EST2007-ALLDATA.csv, retrieved on 2008-09-25. Saguache is pronounced /səˈwætʃ/. This name comes from a Ute language word meaning "blue earth" or "water at blue earth". The Spanish language version of this name is usually spelled Saguache, while the English language version is usually spelled Sawatch. Jefferson County

See also
• • • • • • • Colorado census statistical areas Colorado metropolitan areas Colorado municipalities Geography of Colorado History of Colorado List of Colorado county name etymologies Wikimedia Commons: Counties in Colorado [4]

References
[1] "EPA County FIPS Code Listing", EPA.gov, http://www.epa.gov/enviro/ html/codes/co.html, retrieved on 2008-02-23. [2] The FIPS county code is the five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States. The three-digit number is unique to each individual county within a state, but to be unique within the entire United States, it must be prefixed by the state code. This means that, for example, while Adams County, Colorado is 001, Belknap County, New Hampshire and Alachua County, Florida are also 001. To uniquely identify Adams County, Colorado, one must use the state code of 08 plus the county code of 001; therefore, the unique nationwide identifier for Adams County, Colorado is 08001. The links in the column FIPS County Code are to the Census Bureau Info page for that county. [3] "Colorado County Seats" (HTML), State of Colorado, Department of Public Health

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External links
• Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck • Colorado Historical Society

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