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Lincoln County

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    Lincoln County, named after President Abraham Lincoln, covers 2,586 square miles of Colorado’s Great Plains southeast of Denver. It is bordered to the north by Washington County, to the east by Kit Carson and Cheyenne Counties, to the southeast by Kiowa County, to the south by Crowley County, and to the west by El Paso and Elbert Counties.
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    The county seat is Hugo. The county obtains its name in memory of President Abraham Lincoln. Area: 2,586 mi² Founded: 1889 Population: 5,430 (2013)
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Laura Solze Claggett, History of Lincoln County, Colorado (Dallas, TX: Curtis Media Corporation, 1987).

James E. Fell, Jr., Limon, Colorado: Hub City of the High Plains (Limon, CO: Limon Heritage Society, 1997).

History Colorado, “Lincoln County,” n.d.

Lincoln County Economic Development Corporation, “Economic Base Analysis, 2013,” 2015.

Our Journey on Colorado’s Central Plains, “Lincoln County’s Hedlund House Museum,” n.d.

R. Laurie Simmons and Thomas H. Simmons, “Genoa, Colorado: Historic Buildings Survey, 2008” (Denver: Center of Preservation Research, University of Colorado-Denver, 2008).

US Department of Agriculture, “2012 Census of Agriculture County Profile: Lincoln County Colorado,” National Agricultural Statistics Service.

US Department of Agriculture, “Colorado, Contd.,” US Census of Agriculture (1890).

US Department of Agriculture, “Reports by states with statistics for counties California-D.C.,” US Census of Agriculture, Vol. 6, Part 1 (1910).

US Department of Agriculture, “Colorado,” US Census of Agriculture, Vol. 1, Part 41 (1935).

US Department of Agriculture, “Colorado-Wyoming: Chapter B – Statistics for Counties,” US Census of Agriculture, Vol. 1, Part 29 (1950).

US Department of Agriculture, “Colorado,” US Census of Agriculture, Vol. 1, Part 6 (1982).

US Geological Survey, “High Plains Groundwater Network: Lincoln County, Colorado,” February 6, 2014.

Elliott West, The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998).

Additional Information: 

Abbey Christman, “Hugo Municipal Pool,” US Department of the Interior, National Park Service Form 10-900 (Denver: History Colorado, 2007).



Limon Heritage Museum & Railroad Park (Colorado Tourism page)

Lincoln County