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The Cities and communities of Elbert County, Colorado*

Agate

Elbert, Elizabeth

Franktown

Kiowa (County Seat), Kutch

Matheson

Parker, Ponderosa Park

Simla

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Information & Facts about Elbert County, Colorado

Elbert County Website

Elbert County Court house
215 Comanche St.
PO Box 7
Kiowa, CO 80117
Phone: 303-621-2341
Fax: 303-621-2343

Elbert County Sheriff
751 Ute Ave.
Kiowa, CO.
Phone: 303-621-2027
Toll-free: 1-866-621-2027

A website for Elbert County, Colorado - This website has a good history page and much information about Elbert County.

Learn more about Elbert County at this local website

History:

Elbert's first settlers arrived in 1859. Many of these came seeking gold and riches, but fell in love with the open prairies and rolling hills and decided to stay! The county was carved from Douglas County on 2 February 1874 and a few days later, on 6 February, it grew again to include a portion of northern Greenwood County when it was dissolved. Elbert County was then incorporated on February 13, 1874. It was much larger at that time extending from its present western border clear to the Kansas state line. Elbert County was named for Colorado Governor, Samuel H. Elbert. In 1889, Cheyenne, Kit Carson and Lincoln Counties were created out of the large Elbert County area.

Here is a history page for Elbert County

Genealogy:

Elbert County GenWeb Site

Statistics:

Land area: 1,851 square miles
Water area: 0
Total area: 1,851 square miles
It is at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains.

Elevation range: 5,000 - 7,350 feet above sea level

Elbert County goes for over 50 miles east to west.

Elevation: 7,350 to 5,000 feet

Lincoln County is to the east and El Paso County is to the south.

Population:
2000 - 19,872 persons
2003 - 22,254 persons (estimate)

Income:

Median - $62,480 (2000)
Per capita - $24,960 (2000)

Organizations and Groups:

Elbert County Historical Society and Museum
515 Comanche Street - Hiway 86
P.O. Box 43
Kiowa, Colorado 80117
There is a good history of Elbert County on this site.

Elizabeth Area Chamber of Commerce
146 N. Elbert St. in the Colorado Business Center
8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday
Phone: 303-646-4287

Attractions and other information:

Elbert County Fair
held each summer in Kiowa

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

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