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Westcliffe - Silver Cliff - Custer County
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What is the population of Westcliffe?

Westcliffe Population 568 (2010 census)
Silver Cliff Population 587
Custer County Population 4,255 which includes both Westcliffe, Silver Cliff and the unincorporated Custer County 3,100.

What is the elevation of Westcliffe?

Westcliffe sits at 7867

How Did Westcliffe Get its name?

In 1881 when the Denver and Rio Grande railroad was extended to the area, the community was named Westcliffe after an English town named Westcliffe-on-the-Sea..

Does Westcliffe produce the best hay in the country?

The west side of the Wet Mountain Valley floor is occupied by many hay producing ranches. Although we have been unable to validate that the best hay comes from Westcliffe, CO; some say it's the best hay in the world, a mixture of mostly timothy grass sprinkled with fine-seed grasses and clover, a legume that adds to the protein value of the hay.

Which town is the Custer County Seat?

Westcliffe is the county seat and the courts and all other county related offices are located at 205 S 6th St, Westcliffe, CO 81252, Phone:(719) 783-2274

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