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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Kit Carson County Education, Geography, and History
KitCarson County is one of the 64 counties in the state of Colorado. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 8,270. The countyseat
is Burlington. The county was created in 1889 and named for American frontiersman and Indian fighter Kit Carson.
Etymology - Origin of Kit Carson County Name
Kit Carson County is named in honor of Christopher Houston (Kit) Carson, the famous frontier scout and
Kit Carson County was created April
11,1889 from Elbert County. County seat: Burlington
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,162 square miles (5,598 km2),
of which, 2,161 square miles (5,597 km2) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km2) of it (0.03%) is
Kit Carson County is located on the I-70 corridor in East Central
Colorado at the Kansas border. The Smoky Hill Trail is located in Kit