Teller County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,350. The county seat is Cripple Creek, and the most populous city is Woodland Park. Teller County is included in the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
A few years after gold was discovered in Cripple Creek, political differences between area miners and mine owners, many of whom lived in Colorado Springs, resulted in the division of El Paso County. Created in 1899, Teller County was carved from the western slope of Pikes Peak, and was named after United States Senator Henry M. Teller. Within five years of its formation, Teller County became the scene of a dramatic labor struggle called the Colorado Labor Wars.
AREAS IN TELLER COUNTY
Two of the original mining towns in the Colorado Gold Rush, Cripple Creek and Victor still feature many historic buildings and mining sites. Cripple Creek has been revitalized by the addition of limited stakes gaming and offers numerous casinos, restaurants and entertainment options.
Divide is a gateway to multiple locations and activities. To the south are Cripple Creek and Victor, plus numerous recreational activities. Lake George and 11 Mile Reservoir are just to the west, and the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is located in Divide.