Place:San Miguel, Colorado, United States

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NameSan Miguel
Alt namesSan Miguelsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.017°N 108.45°W
Located inColorado, United States     (1861 - )
See alsoOuray, 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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San Miguel County is one of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado of the United States. The county is named for the San Miguel River. The county population was 7,359 in the 2010 U.S. Census The county seat is Telluride.

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History

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San Miguel County was given the Spanish language name for "Saint Michael" due to the nearby San Miguel River. On 27 February 1883, Ouray County was split to form San Miguel County. Originally the San Miguel County portion was to retain the name Ouray County with the new portion called Uncompahgre County.

Mining operators in the San Juan mountain area of Colorado formed the San Juan District Mining Association (SJDMA) in 1903, as a direct result of a Western Federation of Miners proposal to the Telluride Mining Association for the eight hour day, which had been approved in a referendum by 72 percent of Colorado voters. The new association consolidated the power of thirty-six mining properties in San Miguel, Ouray, and San Juan counties. The SJDMA refused to consider any reduction in hours or increase in wages, helping to provoke a bitter strike.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1861 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1883 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 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
1900 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
1890 2,909
1900 5,379
1910 4,700
1920 5,281
1930 2,184
1940 3,664
1950 2,693
1960 2,944
1970 1,949
1980 3,192
1990 3,653

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