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County Information
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Founded:  November 1, 1861
Named for Stephen A. Douglas
Seat:  Castle Rock
Largest CDP:  Highlands Ranch

One of the original 17 counties created in the Colorado Territory, it was named in honor of Stephen A. Douglas, who had died earlier tht year. The county's borders extended all the way to the Kansas border, but was reduced in size with the creation of new counties. The county seat was originally Franktown, but was moved to California Ranch in 1863, and then to Castle Rock in 1874.
Located midway between Colorado's two largest cities, Denver and Colorado Springs, Douglas County is now one of the fastest growing counties in the country. (source: wikipedia)

Courthouse
First Douglas County courthouse, 1874
Courtesy of the Douglas County History Research Center, Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, Colorado.
Used under creative commons license


Cities, Towns and Other Communities
Aurora (part) * Castle Pines North * Castle Rock * Larkspur * Littleon (part) * Lone Tree * Parker

Census - designated places
Acres Green * Carriage Club * Castle Pines * Cottonwood * Franktown * Grand View Estates * Heritage Hills
Highlands Ranch * Louviers * Meridian * Perry Park * Roxborough Park * Sedalia * Stonegate * The Pinery * Westcreek

Other places
Castle Pines Village * Dakan * Deckers * Greenland

Douglas County, Colorado Data

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Census Records

County Records

County History

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Military

Native Americans

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Wills/Probate Records

Updates

Feb 2016: News-Fires: Fire at Castle Rock
Dec 2014: History: Douglas County
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