Place:Baca, Colorado, United States

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NameBaca
Alt namesBacasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.333°N 102.55°W
Located inColorado, United States     (1889 - )
See alsoLas Animas, Colorado, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Baca County is the southeasternmost of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 4,517 at U.S. Census 2000. The county seat is Springfield.

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History

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Baca County was created by the Colorado legislature on April 16, 1889, out of the eastern portions of Las Animas County. Baca County was named in honor of pioneer and Colorado territorial legislator Felipe Baca.

Baca County was one of the hardest hit areas in the Dust Bowl.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1889 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1890 1,479
1900 759
1910 2,516
1920 8,721
1930 10,570
1940 6,207
1950 7,964
1960 6,310
1970 5,674
1980 5,419
1990 4,556

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