Elbert County administrative offices are located at 215 Comanche Street, Kiowa, CO 80177; phone: 303‑621‑3157.
Elbert County was created in 1874 from part of Douglas County; it is named for an early governor of the Colorado Territory, Samuel Elbert.
Elbert County  is located approximately 41 miles southeast of Denver on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. The County is bordered by the growing Front Range Counties of Arapahoe (North), Douglas (West), El Paso (South) and Lincoln (East).
Elbert County marks the end of the front range and the beginning of high plain grasslands. The western portion of the County is comprised of rolling hills with pockets of ponderosa pine woodlands and outcropping rock formations. Towards the east, the land flattens and the grasslands associated with the high plains begin.