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Jefferson County is the fourth most populous county of the State of Colorado.

The county seat is Golden and the most populous city is Lakewood.

Jefferson County was was formally organized in 1861 by the Colorado Territorial Legislature
and named after U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. 

Read the history of Jefferson County.

This is a farming region, about 6 miles north of Golden City. A neat little frame church was built here under the pastorate of Rev. Jesse Smith, costing about $1800. This is the first strictly rural church ever built in Colorado. The pastors of this circuit have been W.M. Smith, D.W. Scott, Jesse Smith and G.W. Swift, the present pastor.
The Rocky Mountain Directory and Colorado Gazetteer for 1871, transcribed by J.S.

Elijah L. West brought to the section, and put into active operation, the first combined mowing and reaping machine ever used in Jefferson county. Mr. West is justly recognized as one of the very first settlers in the Wheatridge section, the entire region being an undeveloped wilderness at the time of his location here. Not only has he been a witness to the growth and developments of the community, but has also had active part in bringing about the transition. He was also one of the most active workers in organizing the Wheatridge Grange, of which he became a charter member and was elected the first master, a position he has filled, at various times, to the extent of more than ten years. This was the first Grange to be established in Colorado, receiving Charter No. 1.
History of Colorado, Vol 4, by Wilbur Fiske Stone, 1919 - transcribed by J.S.

In 1873 George W. Harriman was the builder of a large reservoir, the first in Colorado, and he became the father of the great system of storage reservoirs now so prominent a feature in the development of the state and the promotion of its agricultural interests.
History of Colorado, Vol 4, by Wilbur Fiske Stone, 1919 - transcribed by J.S.

Arvada (mostly) * Edgewater * Golden * Lakewood * Littleton (partially) *
Westminster (partially) * Wheat Ridge

Bailey * Bow Mar * Buffalo Creek * Conifer * Idledale * Lakeside * Morrison * Mount Vernon * Mountain View * Pine * South Platte *  Ralston * Resort * Semper * South Platte * Superior (partially)

Golden Brewery in Golden CO

Census-designated places
Applewood  * Aspen Park  * Columbine  * Conifer  * East Pleasant View  * Evergreen
 * Genesee  * Indian Hills  * Ken Caryl  * Kittredge  * West Pleasant View


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County Records


Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:

Bios: Marvin Adams
County History: Origin of Names
News: Community: Jefferson County Items - Gleaned Here and There; Munchasen Must Take a Back Seat; Back in the Seventies (1877)
News: Local News from Lakeside, Colorado
News: Military: Want Guards Mustered Out at Golden
News: Mining: Gold Hill; School of Mines Men Arrange Lectures; School of Mines needs buildings; Copp's Mining Code - new edition; Mine Companies Consolidate
Obit: Mrs. Enoch West; Peter Rosen; William Coors; Charles Gorham
State Executions
Towns: Lakeside

Bios: Benjamin Ursery Jamison, E. Porter  Smith, John Jacob Weaver, Storrs H. Hall, Hon. John G. Lilley, Alice James Lilley, George Elliot Coak, David Brothers, Rolandus G. Walker, M.D., Elijah L. West, Lewis Ewan, John P. Graves, Jasper D. Babcock, Arthur W. Fitzgerald, George W. Harriman, John R. Wolff, J.W. Robb,
Main Page: Firsts in Jefferson County
Obits: Margaret Henry

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Surrounding Counties
Boulder County - north
City and County of Broomfield - northeast
Adams County - east
City and County of Denver- east
Arapahoe County - east
Douglas County - east
Teller County - south
Park County - southwest
Clear Creek County - west
Gilpin County
- northwest

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