The county seat (1890, 4,312 feet) was named for George N. Ordway, a Denver president of the company that developed the area. The town's showplace was a large frame house boasting twenty-five rooms, forty-eight windows, and, oddly, fifty-three doors. It was dismantled in 1931, and the materials were reused to build several smaller Farm-houses. A live-stock hub, Ordway has a 60,000-head feedlot, its largest industry.
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