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The county is located at the northern end of the Front Range, at the edge of the Colorado Eastern Plains along the border with Wyoming. Larimer County was named for William Larimer, Jr., the founder of Denver. Larimer County was created in 1861 as one of seventeen original counties in the Colorado Territory; however, its western boundary was disputed. Controversy existed as to whether Larimer County ended at the Medicine Bow Range or at the Continental Divide thirty miles further west. An 1886 Colorado Supreme Court decision set the boundary at the Continental Divide, although the land between the Medicine Bow Range and the divide was made part of Jackson County in 1909.

Unlike that of much of Colorado, which was founded on the mining of gold and silver, the settlement of Larimer County was based almost entirely on agriculture, an industry that few thought possible in the region during the initial days of the Colorado Gold Rush. The mining boom almost entirely passed the county by. It would take the introduction of irrigation to the region in the 1860s to bring the first widespread settlement to the area. (source: wikipedia)


Founded: November 1, 1861
Named for William Larimer, Jr.
Seat: Fort Collins
Largest city: Fort Collins

Cities and Towns
* Berthoud (town) * Estes Park (town) * Fort Collins (city) * Johnstown (town)
* Loveland (city) * Timnath (town) * Wellington (town)
* Windsor (town, historically in Weld County, but expanded into Larimer County in the 1990s).


Unincorporated Communities
* Bellvue * Buckeye * Campion * Cherokee Park * Drake * Glendevey
* Glen Haven * LaPorte * Livermore * Kinikinik * Manhattan (ghost town) * Masonville
* Old Roach (ghost town) * Pinewood Springs * Pingree Park * Poudre Park
* Red Feather Lakes * Rustic * Teds Place * Virginia Dale * Waverly

 

 

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Website Updates
September 2017 - Obits 1 was added
July 2017 - Accidents/Fires - 2 articles added
April 2017 - Obits, Marriage Announcements and Accidents added & Business news
July 2016 - 1902 Fort  Collins Directory
June 2016 - 1 Crime News & 1 Accidents & Fires Article
May 2016 - 1 obit added
Apr 2016: - 2 Court News were added
Mar 2016 - Crime News Article added
July 2015:  A Surname bios from the 1911 History of Larimer County
Feb 2015:
Births: Andrews girl first birth at Wellington Hosptial. George Goodding Jr., Koon, Hess, Carlson, Thimmig, McQuain, Wich, Pacheco, Rice, Eatmon, Farmer, Schreiner, Rice,
County History: Waverly, Wellington
News: Accidents: A railroad wreck;  John & Mel Eatmon, Mrs. B. Bey, Dick Aldridge's, James Bulger, W.C. Moore, Herman Gross, Wiliam O. Farmer, Rice. Wellington's First Fire, Wm. Waddle's horse runs away, Dan C. Muirhead, Dick Rowler, Sam Puleston's, Mrs. W.T. Barrett,  Glenn Hankins, Mike Hughes, Fire destroys barn and all contents, Miss Emma Johnson, daughter Blanche and son Walter escape serious injury, 

News: Business: First Issue of First newspaper in Wellington, Colo., 2nd issue, Wellington census done by J.C. Bales. 

News: Church: The First Baptist Church of Wellington was dedicated Sun, The new Waverly Presbyterian church to be dedicated.,

News: Crime: 71 unfortunates given lodging at Hotel de Lockup (town jail) since Dec.,  John S. Cussack, formerly cashier at the First Nat'l bank of Wellington, was arrested for embezzling $1000., S.C. Vinsonhaler, Wellington Durggist in 1907 was fined, Seven arrested, H.F. Rice jailed, A "shifty eyed" Juan Baca
Colonel James Bulger to hang.

News Gossip: Changed His Mind

News: Governing: William H. Hankiss, successful farmer and stockman of south Wellington announces his candidacy for County Commissioner of Dist. 2 as a Republican., W.B. Pope accepted the job of town Marshal of Wellington, Town Marshals salary, Fred Koon is the new town Marshal., William E. Hankins elected Mayor., Wellington has two Justices of the Peace,

News: Marriage Announcements: Moore-Thimmig, Snauffer-Walker, Pfister-Rutz, Kershner-West, Rice-Farmer, Rice-Rice, Kershner-Ramsey, Kiernes, Farmer-Jones, Hautum-Blanchard, Haberman-Reu, Kent-Frankhauser, Renner-Powers, Schreiner-Rodenberger, Reu-Wich, Kent-Bender,

Miltary News: Official List of Men Registered for the Draft at Wellington, Bristol-Manor and Waverly, Official List for Army Draft from the Wellington District, Ed and Jim Sinnard, Monroe Hatfield, Orville Isham enlist, Battery A. Arrived Safely in France, Walter Johnson drafted, Ross Aldridge, Jimmie Sinnard discharged,

News: Misc: Love Sick Epistle, Some of the Wellington baseball players, A cure if a hose is rattlesnake bitten, Wellington team 1913,

News: Parties: Misses Jennie Sinnard and Carrie Jones (future wife of Tal Farmer) attend a Halloween party in Fort Collins., About 60 friends met at the home of G.M. Sinnard to celebrate his 60th birthday., To help Harold, 5 celebrate his birthday..., Fanning Goodding, George Goodding, Ross Aldridge, Reception for Battery "A",

News: Weather:

Obits: George Henry Koon, W.E. Miler, Mrs. Clara Pope, Mrs. Mary Burgdorff, F.E. Duray, W.E. Johnson, Christopher Cusack, Mrs. Margaret Rice, TOWN OF BULGER, Helen Elder, Billy Waite, Fred Munson, George A. Rogers, Mrs. Margaret Osborn, Janet Purdie, W.C. Moore, Leonard Sandstrom, Mrs. George Plummer, Olive Funk Hautman, Rice, Paul J. Mundell,

School Records: Report of the Wellington Schools Fourth Month, Classes of 1913, Miss Bertha Sinnard graduate, Wellington High School Graduates First Class, School District 55 raises teachers salaries., Wellington School, Goodwin Ranch School, School News,  30 piece band, Orville Goodding to succeed W.E. Hankins, Some among those in school 1916, Commencement 1916, District 55, Stucdents in 1918,

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