Our web site is designed to provide Washington County residents, businesses and visitors with an excellent source of information about the Washington County government agencies and the community in which we live. You will find links in the drop-down boxes below to Washington County services and documents as well as links to sites in the Washington County community. Washington County Public Notices will be posted in the Box at the bottom of the Page.
For Employment Information, please go to the Forms page. Under the Employment section, you can open and print out an application for the County. Washington County accepts applications at all times. In the event a position opens up, your application will be on file. Job Openings will be posted from time to time on this page.
The Washington County Nursing Home has an opening for an RN. Please contact Carolyn Mickey at 970-345-2211 for more information. You can download and print a copy of the application by simply clicking on the "Forms" button on the left. On the Forms page, under Washington County Employment, click on the Adobe symbol to the right of "Washington County General Employment Application".
To find the information you are searching for, please use the drop-down list below to navigate through this web site.
The sites listed below are provided as a service to Washington County Residents.
Washington County Administrative Building
150 Ash Avenue
Akron, CO 80720
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This area will be used for any Public Notices Issued by the Washington County Administrative Offices.
About Washington County
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.
• Moderate summers, crisp falls, cool winters and warm springs are the rule
The summers are wet and the winters are dry in the Great Plains of Colorado. Rainfall begins in April, approaching a maximum in May or June, and reverts to the minimum in November and December. Washington County averages 13 inches of precipitation from March through August, which is sufficient to mature the principal crops. The average length of the growing season is 151 days, with an average temperature of 58 degrees Fahrenheit.
Washington County is in the Great Plains physiographic province. The eastern two-thirds of the county is a part of the High Plains section and slopes gently to the eastward. Sand dunes cover an area of approximately 240 square miles in the east central part of the county, which reach a maximum thickness of more than 100 feet. The western on-third of the county is in the South Platte River Basin. This land slopes to the north and west, and the gradient is more pronounced than the High Plains section to the east.
The highest elevation in the County, roughly 5,365 feet, is in the southwestern corner. The lowest elevation, 4,090 feet, is on the South Platte River near Messex, in the Northwestern corner of Washington County.
Aside from agriculture, Washington County vegetation consists almost entirely of native grasses, weeds and flowering plants. The principal native shrub and tree, willow and cottonwood, are confined mostly to the bottom lands of the South Platte River. Small groves grow naturally in widely separated spots where moisture conditions are favorable. Both these species are indicators of ground water. Willow indicates good quality water near the surface,and cottonwood marks good quality water within 20 feet.
The characteristics of the plains animals are meaningful because they indicate the nature of the country. For instance, the antelope and the jack rabbit, both native to this area, are noted for their speed. All native species of animal can get along with little or no actual water supply. The prairie dog and the jack rabbit need none. The antelope exhibits great ingenuity in finding water and, by virtue of its speed, can travel some distance for its supply.
Additional Facts and Information
For an extremely thorough investigation of Washington County, you may want to visit the Washington County COGenWeb Project. A wealth of information can be found in the pages of this web site. Information includes Records & Resources, History, Maps & Photos, Researcher Surname Registry, Migrations Project and many other links.