April 19, 1892
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| Following the Cheyenne-Arapaho Opening on April 19, 1892, Custer County came into existence as G County, with Arapaho designated as the county seat. In a general election held in November 1896, G County became known as Custer, in honor of Lt. Col. George A. Custer.|
Custer County was situated in the Cheyenne-Arapaho reservation set aside by presidential proclamation in August 1869. After the Cheyenne and Arapaho received their land allotments, the area was opened to non-Indian settlers on April 19, 1892. Prior to the opening, a federal government survey platted the town of Arapaho and designated it as the county seat.
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