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County Information
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 that 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)

 1st Douglas county courthouse
First Douglas County courthouse, 1874
Courtesy of the Douglas County History Research Center, Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, Colorado.

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Cities, Towns and Other Communities
 Aurora (part) * Castle Pines North * Castle Rock * Larkspur * Littleton (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


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Aug 2014:
Military: GAR Rosters: J.L. Blunt Post No. 65 -transcribed by Susan Geist


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