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Founded January 31, 1876 from Lake County
Larest town: Silverton
San Juan County is the least populous of the 64 counties of the state
of Colorado in the United States
The county name is the Spanish language name for "Saint John", the name
Spanish explorers gave to a river and the mountain range in the area.
The county population was 699 at 2010 census.
The county seat and the only municipality in the county is Silverton
With a mean elevation of 11,240 feet, San Juan County is the highest
county in the United States. (source: wikipedia. org)
View of Silverton, c. 1910
Animas Forks * Beartown * Chattanooga * Eureka *
Howardsville * Middleton * Needleton * Silverton
the Counties bordering San Juan
|Ouray County, CO - north
|Hinsdale County, CO - east
|La Plata County, CO - south
|Montezuma County, CO - southwest
County, CO - west
|San Miguel County, CO - northwest
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