An Act of the Colorado General Assembly created Washington County, named for George Washington, in February 9, 1887. Washington County is the 12th most extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado with a total of 2524 square miles. Most of the land is dedicated to farming and ranching. The county has been a leader of all of the Colorado counties in wheat production. Washington County is the ‘high point’ of the plains between Denver and Chicago. It is also the home of the Colorado Plains Regional Airport, Washington County Fairgrounds and Event Center and first home-owned carnival in Colorado. Washington County is a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate, and captures the honesty and determination of rural people and their families.