Welcome to the Boulder County Genweb!

Boulder County Courthouse

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Map showing location of Boulder County

"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness and the most disquieting loneliness." -- Alex Haley

Hi, my name is Pauli Driver Smith and I am the county coordinator for Boulder County. If you have data, family history, or photos that you would like to contribute to the these pages, please contact me.

Left: Boulder County Courthouse ca. 1900.
Photo Courtesy of Pauli Driver Smith

A Little History

Boulder County is the sixth most populous of the 64 Colorado Counties. The county seat is Boulder. The county was named for both Boulder Creek and Boulder City. Settlers arrived at Boulder Creek on October 17, 1858 and built 11 cabins at Red Rocks near the entrance of Boulder Canyon. Boulder City was organized less than a year later, on February 10, 1859. Boulder County was originally called Jackson County by the Jefferson Territorial officers who authorized nine counties in 1860. Jefferson Territory was superseded in 1861 by Colorado Territory and Jackson County was renamed Boulder County.

Surrounding counties are Adams, Broomfield, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer, Weld

Contact

COGenWeb State Coordinator:
Gail Kilgore

Asst. State Coordinators:
Billie Walsh
Colleen Pustola

Boulder County Coordinator:
Pauli Driver Smith


This site was updated on 27 Jan, 2012
                                                                                        This site was swept on 19 Jan 2012

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