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EL PASO County

Colorado, USA



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     El Paso County is the second most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States behind Denver County. The county seat is Colorado Springs, the second most populous city in Colorado.

     In July 1858, gold was discovered along the South Platte River in Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory. This discovery precipitated the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. Many residents of the mining region felt disconnected from the remote territorial governments of Kansas and Nebraska, so they voted to form their own Territory of Jefferson on 1859-10-24. The following month, the Jefferson Territorial Legislature organized 12 counties for the new territory including El Paso County.  El Paso County was named for the Spanish language name for Ute Pass north of Pikes Peak. Colorado City served as the county seat of El Paso County.

     The Jefferson Territory never received federal sanction, but on 1861-02-28, U.S. President James Buchanan signed an act organizing the Territory of Colorado.   El Paso County was one of the original 17 counties created by the Colorado legislature on November 1, 1861. Part of its western territory was broken off to create Teller County in 1899.  Originally based in Old Colorado City (now part of Colorado Springs, not today's Colorado City between Pueblo and Walsenburg), El Paso County's county seat was moved to Colorado Springs in 1873.

     Counties that lies adjacent to El Paso  are: Douglas County – north; Elbert County - north and east; Lincoln County – east;  Crowley County – southeast; Pueblo County – south; Fremont County – west; and Teller County – west.



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County Records 

·            Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind 1874-1883

·            El Paso County School Districts

·            El Paso County School Records

·            Myron Stratton Home Census from District 12

·            El Paso County Tax Rolls

·            Death records for El Paso County Colorado

·            Divorce Records  1903-1941

·            El Paso County Colorado Births

·            El Paso County Marriage Indexes

·            El Paso County Marriages

·            El Paso County Vital Records

·            Mortality Census Records

·            Vital Statistics 

** = Colorado Obituary Project

Historical & Genealogical Societies


Libraries, Museums & Archives

·         Colorado Libraries  El Paso County

·         Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum

·         Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

·         El Paso County Libraries

·         Family History Library Holdings

·         PERiodical Source Index Search  El Paso County, Colorado

·         Regional History and Genealogy Resources  Pikes Peak Library District

·         Special Collections  Pikes Peak Library District

·         Special Collections and Archives  Tutt Library, Colorado College

·         USGenWeb Archives

·         Western Museum of Mining & Industry


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Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in EL PASO County

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

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National Historical Parks

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The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

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McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families


Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families


Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

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Colorado Springs

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Colorado;   County: El Paso;  

Place: Colorado Springs;  Coordinates/Map: 38° 51′ 48″ N, 104° 47′ 31″ W

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DESCRIPTION:   Colorado Springs is the county seat and most populous city of El Paso County.  It is located just east of the geographic center of the state and 61 miles (98 km) south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. At 6,035 feet (1839 meters) the city sits over one mile above sea level, though some areas of the city are significantly higher. Colorado Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak, at the eastern edge of the southern Rocky Mountains. 

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  June Eleanor Moreland passed away here September 04, 2001 while living at 3265 Galena Court. 

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Profiles for 49 cities, towns and other populated places in El Paso County Colorado

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·         El Paso County COGenWeb

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·         El Paso County, CO Genealogy Forum

·         El Paso County, CO at Rootsweb

·         Cyndi's List - U.S. – Colorado - Localities

·         Linkpendium > Genealogy> El Paso County


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Garden of the Gods, El Paso County, Colorado


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