From plains to farms, ranches and rural
Morgan County was formed in 1889 from part of Weld County. The
county was named after old Fort Morgan, which in turn was named in honor of
Colonel Christopher A. Morgan. This is primarily a rural entity located on the
high plains of northeastern Colorado, with Weld and Logan Counties to the north,
Washington County to the east, Adams County to the south.
Measuring 36 miles long and 36 miles wide, the county encompasses 1,296
square miles. Morgan County is 36th among Colorado counties measured in
square-miles, but is abundantly rich agriculturally with many irrigated and dry
land farms as well as beef, sheep and dairy ranches. Fort Morgan is the county
I am Colleen, your coordinator for
the Morgan County GenWeb. If you have anything to contribute, any suggestions
for inclusion on the site, or simply want to send a friendly greeting, just
me! I'd love to hear from
Our State Coordinator isGail
If you would like to adopt a county, have a look at
the counties page.
Should your county of choice already be adopted, Gail keeps a waiting list she
can add you to.
do not live in Morgan County and am unable to help you with local research.
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