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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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Cheyenne County, Colorado

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Cheyenne County is the sixth-least densely populated of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado. The county population was 1,836 at 2010 census. The county seat is Cheyenne Wells. Cheyenne County was created on March 25, 1889 from Elbert County and Bent County. The county is named for the Cheyenne Nation of Native Americans.

Etymology - Origin of Cheyenne County Name

The county is named after the Cheyenne Indians who occupied eastern Colorado.

Demographics:

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Cheyenne County History

Cheyenne County is the fifth least densely populated of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 2,231 at US Census 2000. The county seat is Cheyenne Wells.

Cheyenne County was created with its present borders by the Colorado legislature on March 25, 1889 out of portions of northeastern Bent County and southeastern Elbert County. he county is named after the Cheyenne Indians who occupied eastern Colorado.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,781 square miles (4,610 km2), of which 1,778 square miles (4,600 km2) is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) (0.2%) is water.

Cheyenne county is located in east Colorado. The county  is located between the North and South Platte rivers and surrounded by a rolling prairie.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Kit Carson County
  • East: Wallace County, Kan.
  • Southeast: Greeley County, Kan.
  • Southwest: Kiowa County
  • West: Lincoln County

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