Place:Las Animas, Colorado, United States

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NameLas Animas
Alt namesLas Animassource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.417°N 104°W
Located inColorado, United States     (1866 - )
See alsoBaca, Colorado, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Las Animas County has the largest area of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. Las Animas County takes its name from the Mexican Spanish name of the Purgatoire River, originally called El Río de las Ánimas Perdidas en Purgatorio, which means "River of the Lost Souls in Purgatory." The county's population was 15,507 at the 2010 census, an increase from 15,207 in 2000. The county seat is Trinidad.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1866 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1868 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
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1893 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
1870 4,276
1880 8,903
1890 17,208
1900 21,842
1910 33,643
1920 38,975
1930 36,008
1940 32,369
1950 25,902
1960 19,983
1970 15,744
1980 14,897
1990 13,765

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