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Founded: January 31, 1876 from Lake County
Largest 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 * Gladstone * Howardsville * Middleton * Needleton * Silverton
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