Place:Grand, Colorado, United States

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NameGrand
Alt namesGrandsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.067°N 106.083°W
Located inColorado, United States     (1874 - )
See alsoSummit, Colorado, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Grand County is the 21st largest of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 12,442 at U.S. Census 2000. The county seat is Hot Sulphur Springs.

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History

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When Grand County was created February 2, 1874 it was carved out of Summit County and contained land to the western and northern borders of the state, which is now in present day Moffat County and Routt County. It was named after Grand Lake and the Grand River, an old name for the upper Colorado River, which has its headwaters in the county. On January 29, 1877 Routt County was created and Grand County shrunk down to its current western boundary. When valuable minerals were found in North Park, Grand County claimed the area as part of its county, a claim Larimer County also held. It took a decision by the Colorado Supreme Court in 1886 to declare North Park part of Larimer County, setting Grand County's northern boundary.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1874 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1881 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1895 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 417
1890 604
1900 741
1910 1,862
1920 2,659
1930 2,108
1940 3,587
1950 3,963
1960 3,557
1970 4,107
1980 7,475
1990 7,966

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