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In April 1889, Montezuma County was created out of La Plata County
It is the southwestern most of the 64 counties
The county seat is Cortez
Founded April 16, 1889
Named for Aztec ruler Montezuma II
Mesa Verde National Park, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument,
Yucca House National Monument, and Hovenweep National Monument preserve
hundreds of ancient Amerindian structures, including the famous
cliff-dwellings, found in the county. Montezuma County is also home to
most of the Ute Mountain Indian Reservation, home of the Weeminuche
Band of the Ute Nation, known as the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, with its
headquarters at Towaoc. (source: wikipedia)
Cities, Towns and
Arriloa * Cortez * Dolores * Badger House Community * Echo House *
Golconda * Lebanon * Lewis
Mancos * Mariano * Millwood * Pleasant View * Roundup Junction *
Stapleton * Stoner
Swallows Nest * Towaoc * Weber * Yellow Jacket