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BENT COUNTY
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
 

 


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Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

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Aug 2013: HUNTER biography; History of Fort Lyon; Burials in Fort Lyon National Cemetery; World War 2 Casualties; 1883 Pensioners

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Surrounding Counties
Kiowa County, Colorado - north
Prowers County, Colorado - east
Baca County, Colorado - southeast
Las Animas County, Colorado - southwest
Otero County, Colorado - west

 

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