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  • The History of Jefferson County

     
    Historical photo, original court house 1872Jefferson County has a history rich in people, events and progress. In the beginning, Pike’s Peak country, remote from the surrounding governments of Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, New Mexico, and Washington Territories, needed a local government. So, over the spring and summer of 1859 a small convention formed the self-proclaimed Territory of Jefferson, carved out of the surrounding recognized territories. And then there were some of the early residents – many helped put the "wild" in the wild, wild west.

    Take a look at these sections to get more information on the history of Jefferson County.