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Elbert County is one of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 23,086. The county
Kiowa. Elbert County was created on February 2, 1874
from Douglas County. The county is named in honor of
Samuel Hitt Elbert, the sixth Governor of the Territory of
Elbert County is included in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The county was named for Samuel Hitt Elbert, the Governor of the Territory of Colorado when the county was formed.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Elbert County was created on February 2,1874 from the eastern portions of Douglas County. On February 6,1874, the county was enlarged to include part of northern Greenwood County upon Greenwood's dissolution, and originally extended south and east of its present boundaries to reach to the Kansas state line. The county is named for Samuel Hitt Elbert, the Governor of the Territory of Colorado when the county was formed. In 1889, Elbert County was reduced to its modern size when its eastern portions were taken to create Lincoln, Kit Carson, and Cheyenne counties.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,851 square miles (4,794 km2), of which, 1,851 square miles (4,794 km2) of it is land and 0 square miles (0 km2) of it (0.01%) is water.
Elbert county is located in the eastern plains of Colorado.
Bordering counties are as follows: