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Clear Creek County is one of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 9,088. The county
seat is Georgetown. Clear Creek County was
created on November 1, 1861 from the Territory of Colorado. The
county is named for Clear Creek which originates in the
Clear Creek County is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Clear Creek County is named for Clear Creek, which runs through the county.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Clear Creek County was one of the original 17 counties created by the Colorado legislature on November 1,1861, and is one of only two counties to have continued with its original boundaries unchanged. The county is named after Clear Creek, which runs down from the continental divide through the county. Idaho Springs was originally designated the county seat, but the county government was moved to Georgetown in 1867.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 396 square miles (1,027 km2), of which, 395 square miles (1,024 km2) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km2) of it (0.25%) is water.
Clear Creek county is located close to the center of Colorado. The county is located in an old mining valley in the Colorado
Rockies. Clear Creek county has an abundance of creeks, lakes, streams, and
springs which contribute to the natural beauty of mountain county.
Bordering counties are as follows: