Place:Moffat, Colorado, United States

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NameMoffat
Alt namesMoffatsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.65°N 108.083°W
Located inColorado, United States     (1911 - )
See alsoRoutt, Colorado, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Moffat County is the northwesternmost of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,795. The county seat is Craig.

Moffat County comprises the Craig, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Steamboat Springs-Craig, CO Combined Statistical Area.

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History

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Moffat County was created out of the western portion of Routt County on February 27, 1911. The county was named for David H. Moffat, a Colorado tycoon who died in 1911. His railroad, the Denver, Northwestern & Pacific, attempted to build a route from Denver to Salt Lake City. In 1913, a reorganized railroad, the Denver & Salt Lake, reached as far as Craig, the county seat, but no further. In the late 1890s and early 1900s, all Colorado District Courts were held in Denver, Colorado, in the State courthouse there, due to a lack of funds to build courthouses locally. All murder trials were held in Denver, in the District Courts. Allegedly, so many politically-motivated murders occurred between the predominately liberal, then, eastern Routt County, Colorado residents and the predominately conservative, then, western Routt County residents, that the presiding judges--tired of presiding over these murder trials--requested that the State legislature split Routt County into what is now Routt and Moffat County; the legislature complied.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1911 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1911 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 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
1920 5,129
1930 4,861
1940 5,086
1950 5,946
1960 7,061
1970 6,525
1980 13,133
1990 11,357

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