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Cheyenne County Land in Cheyenne

The location of this county was named after the Cheyenne Indians of the Great Plains, and for several wells that were dug there.  “Cheyenne” is not the name used by the Cheyenne tribe for themselves; it is said to be a Sioux name, Shairena, meaning “people of alien speech.” Cheyenne County is Indian Country with Kit Carson and Cheyenne Wells as towns. This county is created from other counties bordering it such as Elbert County and Bent County.  With its rich history and beautiful lands Cheyenne County is the way to live.