|Crowley County Colorado Cities/Towns - Crowley, Olney Springs, Ordway (County Seat), Sugar City
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Crowley County is one of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 5,518 at U.S. Census 2000. The county seat is Ordway.
Crowley County was created by the Colorado legislature on May 29, 1911, out of the northern portions of Otero County, previously both were parts of Bent County. The county was named for John H. Crowley, senator from Otero County to the state legislature at the time of the split. Its original inhabitants decades earlier were native Americans, more Cheyenne than other tribes at the time the western expansion of the U.S. arrived.