Cornfields in Prowers County. Photo: Billy Hathorn
Prowers County, named for prominent pioneer John W. Prowers, is on Colorado’s southeast border with Kansas. The 2013 population estimate was 12,291.
The county seat is Lamar, which has the rare distinction of being one of only three locations in the United States that is antipodal, or globally opposite another landmass on earth, in this case an island in the southern Indian Ocean named Ile Amsterdam.
The Granada War Relocation Center was a Japanese American internment camp located in Prowers County on 10,000 acres of private land.
Visit the Prowers County Government website.
- Baca – south
- Bent – west
- Greeley, KS – northeast
- Hamilton, KS – east
- Kiowa – north
- Stanton, KS – southeast