Welcome to Weld County Colorado

Located in northern Colorado, Weld County is home to charming small towns, thriving cities and approximately 4,000 square miles of wide open sky and beautiful mountain views. Our history is rooted in the land, our western heritage runs deep, and we’re glad you’re here to learn more!


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Courthouse 100

Courthouse 100

This year, the iconic Weld County Courthouse celebrates its 100th year. 

Weld County Courthouse Clock

Courthouse Clocks

The Weld County Fair is an annual free event held the last week in July. Our fair is open to the public and boasts a variety of displays and contests. 

Discover History

Discover History

Beginning in the early 1800s Westward expansion brought trappers, traders, miners, ranchers and eventually farmers and merchants who built over 100 communities in what would become Weld County. 

History of the 19th Judicial District

19th Judicial District

The history of the courts provides a glimpse into Weld County's past. Through the years, courtroom drama has been the source of anger, anxiety, fear and joy. 

Wonderful Weld County
How is this possible in a region that in 1821, Major Stephen H. Long said would never be fit for human habitation and should remain forever the unmolested haunt of the native hunter, bison and jackal? The answer is irrigation. The Section No. 3 Ditch Company, which was incorporated in 1870, is said to have been “the first ditch in the United States built specifically to grow food”.  


In 2011, Weld County celebrated its sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary by developing a web site to house the numerous stories and historic information gathered during that celebration. In 2015, Weld County commemorated the 40th Anniversary of its Home Rule Charter. In 2017, the community marked the 100th anniversary of the Weld County Courthouse, and this year we will enjoy the centennial celebration of the Weld County Fair. With so much history being gathered and celebrated, we thought it appropriate to develop a new history site to house “our story”.  This site will continue to grow as more documents are added. We hope you find Weld’s history as interesting and valuable as we do, and we appreciate you visiting this page!