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Founded January 18, 1877
Named for Chief Ouray
County Seat: Ouray
Largest City: Ouray
Ouray County was formed out of San Juan County on 18 January 1877, the
first county designated by the newly formed Colorado
State Legislature. It was named for Chief Ouray, a distinguished Ute
Indian chief. On 19 February 1881, Dolores County was formed out of
Ouray County and then on 27 February 1883, San Miguel County was formed
Cities, Towns and
Camp Bird * Colona * Dallas * Eldredge * Guston * Oronton * Loghill
Ouray * Portland * Ridgway * Sneffels * Thistledown