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In April 1889, Montezuma County was created out of La Plata County.
It is the southwesternmost 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 Other Communities
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
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