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🠈  Routt County  🠊

Routt County

Routt County is in Northwestern Colorado. The county was split from Grand County in 1877. Grand County was split from Summit County in 1974. The western section of Routt County was split off to form Moffat County in 1911.

The county is named after John Long Routt (April 25, 1826 – August 13, 1907). Routt was appointed territorial governor of Colorado in 1875. He became the first governor of the state in 1876.

The 2015 population of Routt County was 24,130. The largest town and county seat is Steamboat Springs which has a population of twelve thousand.

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