San Miguel County Homes in San Miguel

    San Miguel County was given the Spanish name for “Saint Micheal” due to the nearby San Miguel River. Ouray County was split in two to form San Miguel County. Originally the San Miguel County portion was to retain the name Ouray County with the new portion called Uncompahgre County but it just made more sense to change it so San Miguel instead. Mining operators in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado formed the San Juan District Mining Association, as a direct result of working the eight hour day. Making it peaceful to work and get paid. There are historical sites to tour for the mining and there are museums as well to get all the information on San Miguel.