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Founded November 1, 1861
Named for Clerk Creek
Largest city Idaho Springs
Clear Creek County was one of the original 17 counties created by the
Colorado legislature on 1 November 1861, and is one of only two
counties (along with Gilpin) to have persisted with its original
boundaries unchanged. It was named after Clear Creek, which runs down
from the continental divide through the county. Idaho Springs was
originally designated the county seat, but the county government was
moved to Georgetown in 1867. (source: wikipedia.org)
downtown Idaho Springs
B. P. O. Elks No. 607
Organized July 7, 1900
Home erected AD 1907 Rededicated June 14, 2008
The faults of our brothers we write upon the sands. Their virtues on
the tablets of love and memory
Source: Pics by J. S.
Cities, Towns and
Other Populated Areas
Alice * Argo Mill * Bakerville * Berthoud Falls *
Black Eagle Mill * Blue Valley * Brook Forest * Brookvale
Downieville * Dumont * Empire * Freeland * Georgetown * Gilson Gulch *
Graymont * Idaho Springs * Lamartine * Lawson
Ninetyfour (historical) * Saint Marys * Silver Plume * Silverdale
(historical) * Yankee (historical)