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  • Larimer County, Colorado —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 28, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands, as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado.
    Established:  01-Nov-1861/font>
    County Seat:  Fort Collins, Colorado

    County history - Larimer County is named in honor of William Larimer, Jr. (1809-1875), was a Kansas state senator, American settler, and land developer who is best known as the founder of Denver, Colorado in 1858. Larimer often went by "General Larimer", having acquired the title in the Pennsylvania Militia.

    Larimer Courthouse
    GHLL Larimer 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 - Larimer County, CO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Larimer County Genealogical Society / Fort Collins, CO)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Berthoud Historical Society / Berthoud, CO)
    7. US/COGenWeb site - Larimer County Archives
    8. US/COGenWeb - Larimer County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Larimer County Department of Health & Environment, Vital Statistics Office, 1525 Blue Spruce Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80524.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Laramie County, Wyoming (northeast), Weld County (east), Boulder
                County
    (south), Grand County (southwest), Jackson County (west),
             Albany County, Wyoming (northwest).

    Census Information:
        1870 Census (T) - Federal Census, Larimer County (Text: 3 pages).


  • Otero County, Colorado —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 30, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Bent County.
    Established:  25-Mar-1889
    County Seat:  La Junta, Colorado

    County history - Otero County is named in honor of Miguel A. Otero, founder of the town of La Junta and a member of the prominent Otero family of the Southwest.

    Otero Courthouse
    GHLL Otero 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. Society/Museum/Assn - (Koshare Indian Museum / La Junta, CO)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Otero Museum / La Junta, CO)
    6. US/COGenWeb site - Otero County Archives
    7. US/COGenWeb - Otero County Genealogy & History
    8. Otero County Vital Records - Otero County Clerk, P.O. Box 511, La Junta, CO 81050-0511.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings): 
             Crowley County (north), Kiowa County (northeast), Bent County (east),
             Las Animas County (south), Pueblo County (west).



  • Ouray County, Colorado —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 7, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Hinsdale and Lake counties.
    Renamed Uncompaghre County for four days from 27-Feb-1883, to 02-Mar-1883.
    Established:  18-Jan-1877
    County Seat:  Ouray, Colorado

    County history - Ouray County is named in honor of Chief Ouray (c. 1833 - August 24, 1880), a Native American leader of the Uncompahgre band of the Ute tribe of modern-day Utah and Colorado.

    Ouray Courthouse
    GHLL Ouray 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 - Ouray County, CO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ouray County Historical Society & Museum / Ouray, CO)
    6. US/COGenWeb site - Ouray County Archives
    7. US/COGenWeb - Ouray County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Ouray County Clerk & RecorderP.O. Box C, 541 4th Street, Ouray, CO 81427-0615.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Montrose County (north), Gunnison County (northeast), Hinsdale
             County (southeast), San Juan County (south), San Miguel (southwest).

    Census Information:
        1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Ouray County, ED-91 — ED-92 (Text: 2 folders; 5 pages / Notes: 2 pages).


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