The Code of the West was first chronicled by famous western writer Zane Grey. The men and women who came to this part of the country during the United States' westward expansion were bound by an unwritten code of conduct. The values of integrity and self-reliance guided their decisions, actions, and interactions. In keeping with that same spirit, we offer this information to help citizens of Franklin County who wish to follow in the footsteps of those rugged individualists and live outside the metropolitan area. The body of this document (access, utility services, the property, mother nature, agriculture and conclusion) and most of the original wording was taken from a work by John Clarke, Commissioner of Larimer County, Colorado.
This is not intended to dissuade you from living in the country, but it is important for you to know that life in the country is very different from life in the metropolitan area. County governments are not always able to provide the same level of service in undeveloped, rural and remote areas as they do inside urban or developed areas adjacent to the city. To that end, we are providing you with the following information to help you make an educated and informed decision when choosing to purchase or develop land outside the boundaries of incorporated cities or towns or the developed metropolitan areas in Franklin County.