|Montezuma County Colorado Cities/Towns - Cortez (County Seat), Dolores, Lewis, Mancos, Pleasant View, Towaoc, Yellow Jacket
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Montezuma County is a county in the State Colorado of the United States. The county population was 26,999 at U.S. Census 2016. The county seat is Cortez.
Montezuma County was created out of the western portion of La Plata County by the Colorado Legislature in April, 1889. It was named in honor of a famous chief of the Aztec Indians in Mexico, Moctezuma II. The building ruins in Mesa Verde National Park were thought to be of Aztec origin at the time.