About Washington County
Washington County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,814. The county seat is Akron. The county was named in honor of the United States President George Washington.
Washington County is strategically located in the center of Northeastern Colorado; ideally situated along Highways 34 and 63, with swift and easy access to Interstates 76 and 70. The County is within 100 miles of Denver and has quick access to U.S. trade routes. Most of the land is dedicated to family farming and ranching. Washington County is one of the highest agricultural producers in Colorado.
The primary crops grown in this county are corn, oats and wheat. The County area is 2,523 square miles with a population of approximately 4,814. Akron is the County Seat and is also home to the Washington County Museum, Colorado Plains Regional Airport, Washington County Golf Course, Washington County Fairgrounds and Events Center with the first home-owned carnival in Colorado. Akron and the surrounding towns offer quality of life without the hustle and bustle of the city. A perfect place to relax, rejuvenate, and get back to the basics of life, our County captures the honesty and determination of rural people and their families.
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