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Elbert County, Colorado


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Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Kiowa is approximately 624 (2000), 723 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 135 (1990), 280 (2010).
The amount of land area in Kiowa is 1.113 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kiowa to Washington DC is 1557 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 37 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kiowa is positioned 39.34 degrees north of the equator and 104.46 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Kiowa elevation is 6,450 feet above sea level.
Kiowa average annual precipitation is 15-18 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 29 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 74 degrees F.


southeast of the Denver area in central Colorado. Nearby communities include Elizabeth, Elbert, Simla and Matheson.
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History & History Related Items

Originally, Kiowa was called Wendling after Henry Wendling, one of the first settlers in the area. He and George Fahrion bought hay from the locals when an Indian attack was feared. The name, Kiowa, comes from the Indian tribe of the same name.
The end of the "open range" by the government caused great dissention in the town. Ranchers were angry when the farmers put up fences. Their cattle couldn't graze as they were used to them doing. Some ranchers even burned the prairies to force the farmers out. Farmers, such as Mabel Whitehead said they couldn't be forced out - they simply put out the fires and kept on farming. Finally, they worked things out. Farmers lived on one side of town, Ranchers on the other!

Here is a history page for Elbert County.
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The incorporation of Kiowa



Elbert County Fair
held in Kiowa the end of July through beginning of August each year.

Elbert County Museum
P.O. Box 43
Kiowa, CO 80117

Cowboy Up in Kiowa
PO Box 779
Kiowa, CO 80117
This site is to promote and preserve the western heritage of Elbert County, the State of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region; to educate and to provide positive, community oriented events; to foster communication and cooperation among the communities served
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Kiowa City Government

Town of Kiowa
P.O. Box 237
228 Comanche Street
Kiowa, CO 80117
Phone 303-621-2366
Fax 303-621-2595

Kiowa Fire Protection District
403 County Road 45
Kiowa, Colorado 80117
Non-emergency phone: 303-621-2233

Kiowa Libraries

Elbert County Library

Kiowa Schools

Kiowa Schools There is an Elementary, Middle and High School
Elementary School - 303-621-2042
Middle School - 303-621-2785
High School - 303-621-2115
All have same Address
525 Comanche Street
Kiowa, CO 80117 Kiowa


The population of Kiowa was:
1990 - 275
2000 - 624

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