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Formed March 25, 1889, out of portions of northeastern Bent County and southeastern Elbert County
Named after the Cheyenne Indians who occupied eastern Colorado.
County Seat and Largest Town: Cheyenne Wells
The town's name was originally applied to a stage station, five miles north of the present site. That location
was named for the Cheyenne Indians of the Great Plains, and for several wells that were dug there. "Cheyenne"
is not the name used by the Cheyenne tribe for themselves; it is said to be a Sioux name, Shairena, meaning "people
of alien speech." (William Bright, Colorado Place Names, 3rd Edition,
Johnson Books, 2004, pg 36)
Upper Left: Spanish Peaks from La Veta pass on Highway 160 in Southern Col.
Upper Right: Snow-covered Spanish Peaks near Walsenburg and La Veta, Col.
Lower Left: Francisco Fort in La Veta, Col.
Lower Right: Lush green valleys and snow capped peaks surround Cuchara, Col.
Cities, Towns and Other Populated Areas
Arapahoe * Cheyenne Wells * Kit Carson * Wild Horse
Aroya * Firstview * Fort Big Spring * Mount Pearl * Old Wells
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