Colorado currently has sixty-four counties. In February 1866, the first new county, Las Animas, was created. Alamosa was created in 1913, and in 2001, Broomfield was recognized as a city-county, bringing a total of 64 counties.
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Archuleta County Education, Geography, and History
ArchuletaCounty is one of the 64 counties in the state of Colorado. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 12,084. The countyseat
and the only incorporated municipality in the county is Pagosa Springs.
Archuleta County was created on April 14, 1885 from
Conejos County. The county is named for J. M.
Archuleta, "head of one of the old Spanish families of New Mexico", and
in honor of Antonio D. Archuleta in honor of Colorado.
Etymology - Origin of Archuleta County Name
Archuleta County is named in honor of Colorado State Senator Antonio D. Archuleta.
Archuleta County was created by the Colorado legislature on April 14, 1885, out of western Conejos
County. It was named for J. M. Archuleta, "head of one of the old Spanish families of New Mexico", and
in honor of Antonio D. Archuleta, who was the Senator from Conejos County at the time.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,355 square miles (3,511 km2),
of which, 1,350 square miles (3,497 km2) of it is land and 5 square miles (14 km2) of it (0.39%) is
Archuleta county is located in southwest Colorado. The county has beautiful scenic panoramas of mountains,
forests and streams.