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    Washington County, named for the first US president, is a county of 2,524 square miles on Colorado’s eastern Great Plains.
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    The county seat is Akron. The county was named in honor of the United States President George Washington. Area: 2,524 mi² Founded: February 9, 1887  
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References: 

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

History Colorado, “Akron, Colorado Collection,” Stephen G. Hart Research Library Finding Aid (Denver: History Colorado, 2013).

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

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

US Department of Agriculture, “Colorado-Arizona,” US Census of Agriculture, Vol. 2, Part 3 (1930).

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).

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

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