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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.


Golden Brewery in Golden CO


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

Towns
Bow Mar * Lakeside * Morrison * Mount Vernon * Mountain View * Ralston * Resort * Semper * South Platte * Superior (partially)

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

 

 Online Data

Births

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Website Updates:
Dec 2014:
Census:
1940 Arvada 1-A 1-B 2-A
Directories:
Golden Business Directory 1884-5
History:
Jefferson County History, Mining history of Jefferson County, Town Histories-Arvada, Golden, Morrison, Mt. Vernon, Ralston, Resort, Semper, South Platte, More History of Jefferson county
Misc: Resources
News: Accidents:
Four persons were drowned at Lathrop lake, near Arvada, Colorado

News: Community:
J. Craig Ralston, formerly editor of the Danville Advocate, has been nominated for the office of county clerk and recorder by the democrats of Jefferson county, Colorado., The Best Cattle to Feed, Fifteen-Day Meeting Billed for Lakeside, O.W. Garrison Was Early Editor of Iowa Falls Sentinel, We notice that Franklin O. Sawin, formerly of Brown County, and first Free State Sheriff of the County, is the Republican candidate for Representative in Jefferson County, Colorado-the County in which Golden City, the Capital, is situated. His opponent is Simon cort, an old Copperhead, formerly of Washington, Pennsylvania., Al Townsend, a prominent politician of Denver, who was for a long time County Clerk of Jefferson County, Colorado, is among the recent arrivals at the Palace., New Incorporations, Colorado Election, Patents for Quartz Lode and Placer Claims Issued From Washington, COLORADO COPPER ORE UNUSUAL IN CHARACTER, Denver, Laramie & Northwestern Has Survey and May Build, Denver to Salt Lake, The postoffices at Arvada, Goldfield and Yuma, Colorado have been advanced from fourth class to presidential grade

News: Court:
Minah Consolidated Company Suing Briscoe for the Possession of Two Claims.

News: Crime:
Denver Man Slain in Pistol Duel, Two men, Sam. Woodruff and Joe. Seminole, the latter a half-breed Indian, who murdered R.B. Hayward, a farmer of Jefferson county, Colorado, on the 10th of last September, were taken from the jail at Golden, Col., early on the morning of Dec. 28th and hung by a mob of 150 masked men., Dragnet out for Alleged Blackmailers, McCURDY'S AWFUL CRIME,

News: Gossip:
Jos. P. Giltner, former Parisian, now a resident of Arvada, Colorado, will spend the holidays in this section as a guest of friends and relatives. Mr. Giltner, has been a guest for several days of his sister, Mrs. L. Dunlap, in Louisville., Mr. George Swadley of Arvada, Colorado, who is visiting at his old home at Hightown., Miss Caryl Schooley, of the Y.M.C.A. has gone to her home in Arvada, Colorado., Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Coleman and children arrived home on 2, Wednesday morning, from a visit of several days in Colorado to relatives at Arvada, Eaton, etc.

News: Marriage-Divorce:
Divorce Mill Grinds Freely
News: Miscellaneous:
A Jefferson county, Colorado, dairyman named Q.T. Feltch, reports his cows as yielding a revenue of $94 each during the past year., Swadley Corn,
News: Sicklist:
Mrs. Willie, who was obliged to go to Colorado last winter, on account of ill health., Mr. Giltner left Paris several years ago to reside in Colorado for the benefit of his health., TWENTY-FIVE YEARS Mrs. F.B. Wadsworth suffered from Severe Stomach Trouble
Obits:
Warren Henry, Eva Rogers, Elmer G. Morey


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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
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