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Archuleta County, Colorado Facts

Archuleta County

When was Archuleta County, CO Created?
Archuleta County was established on April 14, 1885 from Conejos County. The county was named in honor of Colorado State Senator Antonio D. Archuleta.

What is the County Seat of Archuleta County, CO?
The County Seat is located in Pagosa Springs and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Archuleta County, CO?
Bordering Counties are 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).

What cities and towns are in Archuleta County, CO?
Cities and towns located in the County include Arboles (unincorporated town), Pagosa Springs, Chimney Rock (unincorporated community), Chromo (unincorporated town), Juanita (ghost town)

Archuleta County, CO Vital Records

Where can find Archuleta County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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, CO Census Records

What Archuleta County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Archuleta County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available 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, CO Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Archuleta County, CO?
A list of Archuleta County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Colorado Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Archuleta County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Archuleta County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Archuleta County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Archuleta County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Colorado Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • 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 

Where can I connect with other Archuleta County, CO Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Archuleta County, CO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Archuleta County.

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 & Church 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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