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Founded: February 2, 1874
Names for Samuel H. Elbert
Seat:  Kiowa
Largest town:  Elizabeth
Elbert County was created on February 2, 1874, from the eastern portions of Douglas County. On February 6, 1874, the county was enlarged to include part of northern Greenwood County upon Greenwood's dissolution, and originally extended south and east of its present boundaries to reach to the Kansas state line. The county was named for Samuel Hitt Elbert, the Governor of the Territory of Colorado when the county was formed. In 1889, Elbert County was reduced to its modern size when its eastern portions were taken to create Lincoln, Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties.

Cities, Towns and Other Communities
Agate * Elizabeth * Elbert * Fondis * Kiowa
Matheson * Ponderosa Park * Simla

Elbert County, Colorado Data


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August 2018 - Sick List added
March 2018 - Crime News - 4 were added
December 2017 - News - Accidents/Fires - 1 was added
October 2017 - Obits - 6 were added
April 2017 - Obits - 2 were added and Birth Announcements were added
October 2016 - Obits - 3 were added
Feb 2016 - Land Records; News - Accidents, Business, Clubs, Crime & Obits were added to
Feb 2015: Census: 1920 Census - Gair or Bland District 127 - complete
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