Place:Summit, Colorado, United States

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Summit County is the 19th most populous of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado of the United States. The county population was at 27,994 in 2010, up from 23,548 in 2000. The county seat is Breckenridge. The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has designated Summit County as the Silverthorne, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Summit County was organized as one of the seventeen original Colorado counties by the First Territorial Legislature on November 1, 1861. It was named for the many mountain summits in the county. Until February 2, 1874, its boundaries included the area now comprising Summit County, Grand County, Routt County, Moffat County, Garfield County, Eagle County, and Rio Blanco County.

In 1874, the northern half of the original Summit County was split off to form Grand County; with the creation of Garfield and Eagle counties in 1883, Summit County arrived at its present boundaries.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1861 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1862 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
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 258
1880 5,459
1890 1,906
1900 2,744
1910 2,003
1920 1,724
1930 987
1940 1,754
1950 1,135
1960 2,073
1970 2,665
1980 8,848
1990 12,881

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