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Colorado CountiesColorado currently has sixty-four counties. The Counties of Colorado are important components of government since the state has no secondary civil subdivisions such as townships. Two counties, the City and County of Denver and the City and County of Broomfield, have consolidated city and county governments.. No organized Counties of the District of Louisiana, the Territory of Missouri, or the Territory of Nebraska existed within the present boundaries of the State of Colorado.
Conejos County, Colorado
Conejos County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Conejos County is named from the Spanish word for rabbits, as cottontail rabbits are abundant in the area.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Conejos County was one of the original 17 counties created by the General Assembly of the Territory of Colorado on
1861-11-01, although it was originally named Guadalupe County and renamed Conejos County a week later, on November 7.
Its name coming from the spanish term conejo, meaning rabbit, for the large abundence of rabbits in the area. Also early
in its existence, the county seat was moved from the town of Guadalupe to Conejos. The original boundaries of the county
included a large portion of southwestern Colorado.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,291 square miles (3,343 kmē),
of which, 1,287 square miles (3,334 kmē) of it is land and 4 square miles (9 kmē) of it (0.28%) is
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"