Routt County, Colorado

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Routt County is the 15th most extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 19,690 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Steamboat Springs.



Routt County was created out of the western portion of Grand County on January 29, 1877. It was named in honor of John Long Routt, the last territorial and first state governor of Colorado. The western portion of Routt County was split off to form Moffat County on February 27, 1911.

Government Regulation Issues

In June 2008, a David Engle died in a downtown home painted purple. It was registered as a garage although it had been used as a residence for 20 years. County Assessor Mike Kerrigan was quoted as saying that there are many illegal buildings and enforcement of the regulations is lax.[2]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,368 square miles (6,133 km²), of which 2,362 square miles (6,116 km²) is land and 6 square miles (17 km²) (0.27%) is water.

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