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February 2, 1874
Names for Samuel H. Elbert
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
Agate * Elizabeth * Elbert * Fondis * Kiowa
Matheson * Ponderosa Park * Simla