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Archuleta County, Colorado

Archuleta County

Archuleta County was founded on April 14, 1885 from Conejos County. The county was named in honor of Colorado State Senator Antonio D. Archuleta.

The Archuleta County Seat is situated in Pagosa Springs and the county government website is

Places adjoining Archuleta County happen to be Mineral County (north), Rio Grande County (northeast), Conejos County (east), Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (south), San Juan County, New Mexico (southwest), La Plata County (west), Hinsdale County (northwest).

Cities and towns to be found in Archuleta County include Arboles (unincorporated town), Pagosa Springs, Chimney Rock (unincorporated community), Chromo (unincorporated town), Juanita (ghost town)

Archuleta County vital records can be found at the Colorado Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Colorado for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Archuleta County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Colorado Birth Certificate, Marriage Verification, Divorce Verification, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Archuleta County includes Federal Census Schedules to guide in exploring your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Archuleta Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Archuleta County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Archuleta County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Archuleta County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often forget the benefits of Archuleta County court, probate, and land documents as a source of family history and genealogy details. Buried away in Colorado courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the dreams and worries of many Colorado citizens. The chances are great that your potential ancestors and forefathers have left a detailed record of at least several aspects of their lives in the Archuleta County court records. Even if your forebears is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Please make sure to contact the clerk's dept to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other facts before visiting or seeking information because of from time to time changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring private issues. A lot of employees will guide men and women in obtaining the materials, but it's up to the man or women to undertake the researching.

The below facts denotes what birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and courtroom records are located in Archuleta County. The years suggested below tend to be the first widely known records for this particular county.

  • Archuleta County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 449 San Juan St., P.O. Box 2589, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
    • Phone:(970) 264-8350
  • Archuleta County Clerk & Recorder is responsible for recording deeds, marriage licenses, issuing passports, titling and registering automobiles, issuing driver's licenses, registering voters, administering elections and maintaining records for the Board of County Commissioners.
    • Marriage Records: 1886 
    • Land Records: 1886
  • Archuleta County Clerk of Courts
    • Probate Records: 1886 
    • Court Records: 1886 
  • San Juan Basin Health Department
    • Birth / Death Records: 1892–1907 / 1900–07 

Archuleta County Links

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Archuleta County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own favorite Archuleta County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Archuleta Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Archuleta Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Archuleta Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Archuleta Co. CO Census Records

Archuleta Co. CO Cemeteries & Graveyards

Archuleta Co. CO Church & Bible Records

Archuleta Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Archuleta Co. CO General and History Websites

Archuleta Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Archuleta Co. CO Military Records

Archuleta Co. CO Schools & Directories

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