Place:Park, Colorado, United States

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NamePark
Alt namesParksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.15°N 105.767°W
Located inColorado, United States     (1861 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Park County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,206. The county seat is Fairplay. The county was named after the large geographic region known as South Park, which was named by early fur traders and trappers in the area.

Park County is included in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. A majority of the county lies within the boundaries of the South Park National Heritage Area.

The geographic center of the State of Colorado is located in Park County.

Park County has been and is the location of several important mines, including the defunct Orphan Boy, which was discovered near Alma in 1861 and produced gold, silver, lead, and zinc. The historic Sweet Home Mine, also near Alma, is a former silver mine now known for its rhodochrosite mineral specimens.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1861 County formed 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
1876 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1892 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 447
1880 3,970
1890 3,548
1900 2,998
1910 2,492
1920 1,977
1930 2,052
1940 3,272
1950 1,870
1960 1,822
1970 2,185
1980 5,333
1990 7,174

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