Moffat County, Colorado

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Moffat County is the northwesternmost and the second most extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 13,184 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Craig.

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History

Moffat County was created out of the western portion of Routt County on February 27, 1911. The county was named for David H. Moffat, a Colorado tycoon who died in 1911. His railroad, the Denver, Northwestern & Pacific, attempted to build a route from Denver to Salt Lake City. In 1913, a reorganized railroad, the Denver & Salt Lake, reached as far as Craig, the county seat, but no further.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,751 square miles (12,305 km²), of which 4,742 square miles (12,282 km²) is land and 9 square miles (23 km²) (0.18%) is water.

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