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Larimer County, Colorado

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Larimer County was created in 1861, and was named after General William Larimer.

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.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Berthoud (part)
  • Estes Park
  • Fort Collins (County Seat)
  • Johnstown (part)
  • Loveland
  • Manhattan
  • Old Roach
  • Red Feather Lakes
  • Timnath
  • Virginia Dale
  • Wellington
  • Windsor (part)

Other Communities: Bellvue, Buckeye, Campion, Cherokee Park, Drake, Glen Haven, Glendevey, Kinikinik, LaPorte, Livermore, Masonville, Norfolk, Pinewood Springs, Pingree Park, Poudre Park, Rustic and Waverly



Rocky Mountain National Park (part)

Roosevelt National Forest (part)

Continental Divide Trail (part)

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places