Place:Chaffee, Colorado, United States

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NameChaffee
Alt namesChaffeesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.767°N 106.183°W
Located inColorado, United States     (1861 - )
See alsoLake, Colorado, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Chaffee County is one of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 16,242 at U.S. Census 2000. The county seat is Salida.

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History

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Chaffee County has a confusing origin. Between February 8 and February 10, 1879, Carbonate County was created by the Colorado legislature out of northern Lake County. On February 10 the two counties were renamed, with the southern part of Lake County becoming Chaffee County, and Carbonate County becoming Lake County. Chaffee County is known as the “Heart of the Rockies”. It was named for Jerome B. Chaffee, Colorado's first United States Senator.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1861 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1884 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1880 6,512
1890 6,612
1900 7,085
1910 7,622
1920 7,753
1930 8,126
1940 8,109
1950 7,168
1960 8,298
1970 10,162
1980 13,227
1990 12,684

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