As Colorado's first county, Arapahoe County has a rich history. Serving in public offices is one of the best ways in which to help your community, and throughout our history you'll find the people who have helped shape Arapahoe County into the vibrant county it is today.
Our history dates back to 1855 when Governor Woodson of the Territory of Kansas signed an act that created Arapahoe County as part of the Territory of Kansas. In 1861, when Kansas became a state, Colorado was made a territory with Arapahoe County as one of the 17 original counties. In 1902, Arapahoe County was divided into five counties and Littleton became the new county seat.
Arapahoe County began keeping photographs of the dedicated men and women who have served this great county around the turn of the century, and digital copies of these photos are available by contacting the Communication Services Department.