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Montrose County is one of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 41,276. The county
is Montrose. Montrose County was created on February
11, 1883 from Gunnison County. The county is named for
the city of Montrose.
Montrose County comprises the Montrose, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Montrose County is named for the City of Montrose, which in turn was named probably from the novel A Legend of Montrose, published in 1819 by Sir Walter Scott.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Montrose County was created in 1883 from part of Gunnison County.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,243 square miles (5,808 km2), of which, 2,241 square miles (5,803 km2) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km2) of it (0.09%) is water.
Montrose county is located in west Colorado. The Great Parks Bicycle
Route, Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway, West Elk Loop
Scenic Byway and Western Express Bicycle Route are located in Montrose
Bordering counties are as follows: