Highway in Sugar City. Photo: Stangs Garage
Crowley County, named for Senator John H. Crowley, had an estimated population of 5,322 in 2013. It was created by the Colorado legislature in 1911, and the early inhabitants were primarily Cheyenne tribes. Ordway is the county seat.
Today Crowley County houses a state prison, Crowley County Correctional Facility. The 2010 census showed that of the county’s 5,832 residents, 2,682 were prisoners. Crowley County leads the nation with the highest percentage of incarcerated prisoners to non-incarcerated population.
Visit the Crowley County Government website.