Arapahoe (KS) County, Colorado Genealogy

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'''Arapahoe County, Kansas''' Territory was created 25 August 1855.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Arapahoe County, Colorado" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arapahoe_County,_Colorado (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref>  
 
'''Arapahoe County, Kansas''' Territory was created 25 August 1855.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Arapahoe County, Colorado" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arapahoe_County,_Colorado (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref>  
  
On 7 February 1859, the following daughter counties were created from parts of the old '''Arapahoe County, Kansas:'''  
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On 7 February 1859, the following daughter counties were created from parts of the old '''Arapahoe County, Kansas:'''<ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1859 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref>
  
:*'''Arapahoe County, Kansas''' Territroy (parts of modern Washington, Lincoln, Crowley, Otero, Bent counties in Colorado)  
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:*'''Arapahoe County, Kansas''' Territroy (east sides of modern Adams, Arapahoe, and Elbert, and parts of Washington, Lincoln, Crowley, Otero, Bent counties in Colorado)  
:*[[Broderick County, Kansas]] Territory (approximately modern Pueblo County, Colorado)  
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:*[[Broderick County, Kansas]] Territory (modern Pueblo County, eastern Fremont and Custer, and southern El Paso counties, Colorado)  
:*[[El Paso County, Kansas]] Territory (El Paso and Teller counties, Colorado)  
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:*[[El Paso County, Kansas]] Territory (northwestern El Paso, southern Douglas and Teller counties, Colorado)  
 
:*[[Fremont County, Kansas]] Territory (southern Park and Chaffee, Fremont, northern Custer and Saguache counties, Colorado)  
 
:*[[Fremont County, Kansas]] Territory (southern Park and Chaffee, Fremont, northern Custer and Saguache counties, Colorado)  
:*[[Montana County, Kansas]]Territory (southern Boulder, Jefferson, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Douglas, and northern Park counties, Colorado)  
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:*[[Montana County, Kansas]]Territory (southern Boulder, Jefferson, Gilpin, Clear Creek, northern Douglas, and northern Park counties, Colorado)  
:*[[Oro County, Kansas]] Territory (approximaely Adams, Arapahoe, and Elbert counties, Colorado)
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:*[[Oro County, Kansas]] Territory (central Adams, Arapahoe, and Elbert, and northwestern El Paso counties, Colorado)
  
When Colorado was organized 28 February 1861 its core included all parts of Arapahoe County. This included parts of modern Adams, Arapahoe, Bent, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Crowley, Custer, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Gilpin, Fremont, Jefferson Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lake, Lincoln, Otero, Park, Pueblo, Saguache, Teller, and Washington counties.  
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When Colorado was organized 28 February 1861 its core included all parts of the original (Kansas) Arapahoe County. At that time three daughter counties were replaced, Broderick, Montana, and Oro, and their names were discontinued. The three other daughter counties remained, but with significantly modified borders.
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At least part of these modern Colorado counties were in the original Kansas version of Arapahoe County: Adams, Arapahoe, Bent, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Crowley, Custer, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Gilpin, Fremont, Jefferson Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lake, Lincoln, Otero, Park, Pueblo, Saguache, Teller, and Washington counties.  
  
 
[[Image:Colorado 1860 map.png|647px|Colorado 1860 map.png]]  
 
[[Image:Colorado 1860 map.png|647px|Colorado 1860 map.png]]  

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United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Arapahoe (KS) County

Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory was created 25 August 1855.[1]

On 7 February 1859, the following daughter counties were created from parts of the old Arapahoe County, Kansas:[2]

  • Arapahoe County, Kansas Territroy (east sides of modern Adams, Arapahoe, and Elbert, and parts of Washington, Lincoln, Crowley, Otero, Bent counties in Colorado)
  • Broderick County, Kansas Territory (modern Pueblo County, eastern Fremont and Custer, and southern El Paso counties, Colorado)
  • El Paso County, Kansas Territory (northwestern El Paso, southern Douglas and Teller counties, Colorado)
  • Fremont County, Kansas Territory (southern Park and Chaffee, Fremont, northern Custer and Saguache counties, Colorado)
  • Montana County, KansasTerritory (southern Boulder, Jefferson, Gilpin, Clear Creek, northern Douglas, and northern Park counties, Colorado)
  • Oro County, Kansas Territory (central Adams, Arapahoe, and Elbert, and northwestern El Paso counties, Colorado)

When Colorado was organized 28 February 1861 its core included all parts of the original (Kansas) Arapahoe County. At that time three daughter counties were replaced, Broderick, Montana, and Oro, and their names were discontinued. The three other daughter counties remained, but with significantly modified borders.

At least part of these modern Colorado counties were in the original Kansas version of Arapahoe County: Adams, Arapahoe, Bent, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Crowley, Custer, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Gilpin, Fremont, Jefferson Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lake, Lincoln, Otero, Park, Pueblo, Saguache, Teller, and Washington counties.

Colorado 1860 map.png

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Arapahoe County, Colorado" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arapahoe_County,_Colorado (accessed 19 June 2012).
  2. Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1859 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.