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Founded: November 1, 1861
Named for Stephen A. Douglas
Seat: Castle Rock
Largest CDP: Highlands Ranch
One of the original 17 counties created in the Colorado Territory, it
was named in honor of Stephen A. Douglas, who had died earlier tht
year. The county's borders extended all the way to the Kansas border,
but was reduced in size with the creation of new counties. The county
seat was originally Franktown, but was moved to California Ranch in
1863, and then to Castle Rock in 1874.
Located midway between Colorado's two largest cities, Denver and
Colorado Springs, Douglas County is now one of the fastest growing
counties in the country. (source: wikipedia)
First Douglas County courthouse, 1874
Courtesy of the Douglas County History Research Center, Douglas County
Libraries, Castle Rock, Colorado.
Used under creative commons license
Cities, Towns and
Aurora (part) * Castle Pines North * Castle Rock *
Larkspur * Littleon (part) * Lone Tree * Parker
Acres Green * Carriage Club * Castle Pines * Cottonwood * Franktown *
Grand View Estates * Heritage Hills
Highlands Ranch * Louviers * Meridian * Perry Park * Roxborough Park *
Sedalia * Stonegate * The Pinery * Westcreek
Castle Pines Village * Dakan * Deckers * Greenland