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  • El Paso County, Colorado —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 17, 2011
  • Created as:  one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado.
    Established:  01-Nov-1861
    County Seat:  Colorado Springs, Colorado

    County history - El Paso County is named for Ute Pass (elevation 9,165 ft (2,793 m)), is a mountain pass west of Colorado Springs, near Divide. El paso is a Spanish expression for the pass.

    El Paso Courthouse
    GHLL El Paso County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - El Paso County, CO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Old Colorado City Historical Society & Museum / Colorado Springs, CO)
    6. US/COGenWeb site - El Paso County Archives
    7. US/COGenWeb - El Paso County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - El Paso County Health Department, Vital Statistics Section, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910.
               Note:  Birth and death records are generally recorded only by the state, but there are some exceptions for births from 1948 to the present. Marriage records, local patented mining claims, real estate transfers, and legal documents related to the operation of the county are recorded with the county.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Douglas County (north), Elbert County (north and east), Lincoln County
             (east), Crowley County (southeast), Pueblo County (south), Fremont
                County
    (west), Teller County (west).



  • Fremont County, Colorado —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 15, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Colorodo territorial lands, as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado.
    Established:  11-01-1861
    County Seat:  CaŅon City, Colorado

    County history - Fremont County is named in honor of John Charles Fremont, the explorer, U.S. Army general, and U.S. Senator from California.

    Fremont Courthouse
    GHLL Fremont County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Fremont County, CO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/COGenWeb site - Fremont County Archives
    7. US/COGenWeb - Fremont County Genealogy & History
    8. Fremont County Vital Records - Fremont County Local Registrar, 611 Main Street, P.O. Box 190, Canon City, CO 81215.
               Note:  Birth and death records are generally recorded only by the state, but there are some exceptions for births from 1948 to the present. Marriage records, local patented mining claims, real estate transfers, and legal documents related to the operation of the county are recorded with the county.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Teller County (north), El Paso County (northeast), Pueblo County
             (southeast), Custer County (south), Saguache County (southwest),
             Chaffee County (northwest), Park County (northwest).

    Census Information:
        1880 Census (T) - Freemont County Federal Census (Text: 1 page).


  • Garfield County, Colorado —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 12, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Summit County.
    Established:  02-10-1883
    County Seat:  Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    County history - Garfield County is named in honor of Named in honor of James Abram Garfield, the twentieth President of the United States.

    Garfield Courthouse
    1. Garfield County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Garfield County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Garfield County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Garfield County - US/COGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Garfield County - US/COGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Garfield County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Garfield County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Garfield County Vital Records - Garfield County Clerk and Recorder, 109 8th Street, Suite 200, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
               Note:  Birth and death records are generally recorded only by the state, but there are some exceptions for births from 1948 to the present. Marriage records, local patented mining claims, real estate transfers, and legal documents related to the operation of the county are recorded with the county.


  • Gilpin County, Colorado —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 12, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Colorado territorial lands, as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado..
    Established:  11-01-1861
    County Seat:  Central City, Colorado

    County history - Gilpin County is named in honor of William Gilpin, the first Governor of the Territory of Colorado.

    Gilpin Courthouse
    1. Gilpin County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Gilpin County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Gilpin County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Gilpin Historical Society / Central City, CO)
    4. Gilpin County - US/COGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Gilpin County - US/COGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Gilpin County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Gilpin County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Gilpin County Vital Records - Gilpin County Clerk and Recorder, 203 Eureka Street, P.O. Box 429, Central City, CO 80427.
               Note:  Birth and death records are generally recorded only by the state, but there are some exceptions for births from 1948 to the present. Marriage records, local patented mining claims, real estate transfers, and legal documents related to the operation of the county are recorded with the county.

    9. Gilpin County - Chancery Cases (1862-1878 Colorado State Archives)


  • Huerfano County, Colorado —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 16, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American lands, Created as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado.
    Established:  01-N0v-1861
    County Seat:  Walsenburg, Colorado

    County history - Huerfano County is Named for Huerfano Butte, a solitary volcanic plug. Huerfano is a Spanish word meaning orphan.

    Huerfano Courthouse
    GHLL Huerfano County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Huerfano County AHGP/ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Huerfano County, CO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/COGenWeb site - Huerfano County Archives
    7. US/COGenWeb - Huerfano County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Huerfano County Clerk, 400 Main Street, Suite 201, Walsenburg, CO 81089-2034.
               Note:  Birth and death records are generally recorded only by the state, but there are some exceptions for births from 1948 to the present. Marriage records, local patented mining claims, real estate transfers, and legal documents related to the operation of the county are recorded with the county.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Pueblo County (northeast), Las Animas County (southeast), Costilla
             County (southwest), Alamosa County (west), Custer County (northwest),
             Saguache County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1880 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Huerfano County (Index: 1 folder; 9 pages / Text: 2 folders; 21 pages).


  • Jackson County, Colorado —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 18, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Grand and Larimer Counties.
    Established:  05-05-1909
    County Seat:  Walden, Colorado

    County history - Jackson County is named in honor of Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States.

    Jackson Courthouse
    GHLL Jackson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Jackson County, CO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/COGenWeb site - Jackson County Archives
    7. US/COGenWeb - Jackson County Genealogy & History
    8. Jackson County Vital Records - Jackson County Clerk & Recorder, P.O. Box 337, Walden, CO 80480-0337.
               Note:  Birth and death records are generally recorded only by the state, but there are some exceptions for births from 1948 to the present. Marriage records, local patented mining claims, real estate transfers, and legal documents related to the operation of the county are recorded with the county.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Albany County, Wyoming (northeast), Larimer County (east), Grand County
             (southeast), Routt County (west), Carbon County, Wyoming (northwest).



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