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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.

METHODIST CHURCH in RALSTON
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.

FIRSTS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
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.


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

Towns
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

 

 Online Data

County Records


Website Updates:
2017Sep11
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 Jefferso County
Obits: Margaret Henry

Jul 2017
Census
: (census complete) 1910 Census - Arvada Town Precinct 25 and supplemental pages; and Semper Precinct 19
History: List of Premiums at Denver, Colorado, Jan 18th to 21st, 1886- Poultry, The Denver & Interurban Railroad Improvement Work, List of Breeders and Owners - Cattle
Military: Historical Register - Sons of the American Revolution Colorado Society
News: Community_Local: Lakeside - Notice of List of Nominations, White City Sold for  $42,750,

May 2017
Marriage
: Zulauf-Dokes,
News: Community: Of Interest to Farmers, Registered at Windsor Hotel, A.C. Pullman has removed his family to Arvada, Colorado, Drunken Italian Shoots Up a Car, For State Railroad Commissionerm, W.E. Staley has resigned as cashier, In the matter of Frank D. Hutchings, Bankrupt, In the matter of John W. Paul, Bankrupt, Notice of Final Settlement and Determination of Heirship in the estate of Elizabeth Graves
News: Community Local: From Arvada,  Canning Factory, 43 pound Sugar Beet, Lost Horse, Horace Reno, of Arvada,
Colorado, graduate class of 1902, The First National Bank of Arvada opens, D.H. Staley and family are now in their new home at Arvada, Colorado,
Obits: Joseph McKay, Ralph Harmon,

Mar 2017
Census News:
Population of Jefferson County given by Precincts and towns
News. Accidents: Frank Smith, Auto Accident Near Arvada
News: Community: Lincoln Highway Ass'n Is Formed in Arvada
News: Court: JURY VENIRE ISSUED- NAMES OF SEVENTY-FIVE MEN DRAWN FOR DISTRICT COURT SERVICE, In the County Court 1918, Denver Priest Found Guilty, Judge Has Busy Day, In the Court Before Judge Jameson, Arvada Factory Goes Under Management of Trustees
News: Crime: Arvada Bank Robber Caught in Pueblo
News: Marriage: Burnside-Doughery Married at Arvada, Graves-Ross
News: Military: Nineteen More Are Called in Draft, Draft Men to Take Special Work, Another County Boy Goes, Eight County Men to Camp Cody, G.A.R. Encampment Elect Officers
News: Misc: Seven Alien Woman Register, News Notes from Jefferson County, Tobacco Growing New Industry for Colorado, Make Wadworth Avenue a State Road, Teachers Get Life Certificates, Dynamite On Rails Workmen Drop It, Denver Shale Brick Plant Sold to E.J. Bruderlin of Salida
Obits: Gibbs West, Albert H. Barth, William M. Allen, Mr. Henry Juchem, Mrs. Mary Kappellar, Mrs. Elizabeth Garlick, Adelia Daugherty,  D.A. Black,

Feb 2017
Births
: U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications
Census: 1910 Census - Arvada  Town - Precinct 25 (Grandview Ave, Railroad St, Adelaide Ave, Ralston Ave, Wadsworth Ave, W 1st St), (W 1st St,
Deaths: U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications
Directories: Denver Land Office Records
History: Towns of Arvada, Lakeside, Mountain View,
Marriages: 1858-1939 CL names
News: Local Community: Lakeside, Maj. W.H.H. Howe Home From Western Trip,
News: Fires, Accidents: Twenty-Eight Victims,
News: Back in the Seventies
Obits: Wm Robert Swadley,  Mary Swadley,
Passports Applications: Adolph Coors and daughters; Adolph Coors Jr and wife, son and maid


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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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