Relocating or Transferring to Adams County
Relocating to Arvada, Aurora, Bennett, Brighton, Commerce City
Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton or Westminster
Adams County ranks
among the state's top five largest counties and is projected to be the
fastest growing county in the metro Denver area over the next two decades.
Bordering Adams County to the west is the City and County of Broomfield.
As part of Denver's northwest quadrant, Broomfield has been the high-tech
hub of employment in the area for the last 50 years. Adams and Broomfield
counties enjoy a superior ground and air transportation network and have
access to a plentiful and skilled workforce, comprehensive education
resources, many established business parks and thousands of acres open for
The first permanent
settlement in Adams County was established by Colonel Jack Henderson on a
large island in the South Platte River about seven miles southwest of
Brighton. The Henderson area soon became home to a number of settlers,
most of whom had come west to strike it rich during the "gold rush". These
first residents of the county soon discovered there was more money in
raising crops and livestock to supply prospectors and the new city of
Denver, than there was in gold mining. Previously, food had to be shipped
in from New Mexico or points east. The early farmers of Adams County
helped make the growth of Denver possible and established the agricultural
economy that much of the county still depends on today.
The first railroad depot in Adams County was named Hughes after the first
president of the railroad. The name was later changed to Brighton when
Daniel F. Carmichael, a Denver real estate agent, filed the first plat for
a town, but rather than Hughes, it was named Brighton. In 1887, Brighton
became the first incorporated town in the territory.
Adams County was named
after Alva Adams, a popular former governor who was in office at the time
of this election. The county courthouse was temporarily housed in the
residence of Daniel Carmichael (the founder of Brighton) in Brighton.
After a fire destroyed these offices in January 1904, the offices were
relocated to a rented house at 3rd and Bridge Street in Brighton.
Cities and Towns
Seven cities and
one town (Bennett) have been established in the county. Portions of most
of these municipalities lie in adjacent counties as well: Arvada, Aurora,
Bennett, Brighton, Commerce City, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton,
County Resident Services
Click here for
Adams County School District data at GreatSchools.net.
here to learn more about the Adams County & other Denver metropolitan areas.
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