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Cheyenne County

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    Cheyenne County, named for the Cheyenne people who once lived there, was established in 1889.
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    The town of Cheyenne Wells is the County seat and home of the Cheyenne County Courthouse.  The towns of Kit Carson and Cheyenne Wells are incorporated, and the smaller towns of Arapahoe and Wild Horse remain unincorporated. Population: 1,890 (2013) Area: 4,613 km² Founded: 1889
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Eastern Colorado Historical Society, Cheyenne County History (Cheyenne Wells, CO: 862 Books, 1979).

KC Electric Association, “About Us,” n.d.

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