Place:Gilpin, Colorado, United States

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NameGilpin
Alt namesGilpinsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.85°N 105.517°W
Located inColorado, United States     (1861 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Gilpin County is the second least extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. Gilpin County was named after Colonel William Gilpin, the first Governor of the Territory of Colorado. The county population was 4,757 at U.S. Census 2000. The county seat is Central City. Despite its location in the Rocky Mountains, Gilpin County is part of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area. Gilpin County was formed in 1861, while Colorado was still a Territory.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1861 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 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
1870 5,490
1880 6,489
1890 5,867
1900 6,690
1910 4,131
1920 1,364
1930 1,212
1940 1,625
1950 850
1960 685
1970 1,272
1980 2,441
1990 3,070

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