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Originally established in 1870 as Greenwood County, the Arkansas River was the life blood of the county. The name was changed in 1874 to Bent, named after Bent's Fort. In 1889, the counties of Prowers, Kiowa, Otero, Cheyenne and Lincoln were formed from parts of Bent County.
To get an idea of where Bent County is in Colorado, below is a simple map showing Bent County in green.
I have recently taken over as County Coordinator for Bent County. And I would like to thank Kathy Leigh for the marvelous work she has done to bring this project to where it is at today.
Photo of Bent County Courthouse - source and date unknown
|OUR BENT COUNTY RESOURCES||MAPS OF BENT
1888 - our map
1919 - our map
1895 Map of Bent County- Off Site at Mardos Memorial Library
COUNTY FAMILY REGISTER
BENT COUNTY SURNAME REGISTRY FROM PREVIOUS SITE
|TOWNS IN BENT COUNTY|
|FORT LYON NATIONAL CEMETERY||OBITUARIES||HISTORY OF BENT
COUNTY and SURROUNDING AREA
AREA NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
|OFF SITE BENT COUNTY RESOURCES||GENEALOGY and
BENT RESOURCE PAGE at Rootsweb
USGenWed - Source of vital statistics
WWII CASUALITIES - Bent County
|CEMETERIES AND OBITUARIES IN BENT COUNTY|
|MISCELLANEOUS BENT COUNTY SITES|
|BENT COUNTY DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION||COLORADO STATE PARKS||NATIONAL PARKS in Colorado|
|BENT COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE|
BENT COUNTY MAILING LIST at ROOTSWEB
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Bent County Genealogy Queries at CousinConnect
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