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Bent County was created by the Colorado legislature on February 6, 1874, when Greenwood County, created only four
years earlier, was dissolved and divided between Bent and Elbert counties. At the time of its creation, it included
a large portion of southeastern Colorado. In 1889, Bent County acquired its current borders when it lost much of
its territory to the newly created Cheyenne, Lincoln, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers counties.
Founded February 6, 1874
Named for frontier trader William Bent
County Seat and Largest City: Las Animas
Cities, Towns and Other Populated Communities
Able * Boggsville * Caddoa * Fort Lyon * Hasty
Hilton * Las Animas * Marlman * McClave * Melina * Ninaview