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Conejos County, Colorado
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Conejos County, Colorado Facts

Conejos County

When was Conejos County, CO Created?
Conejos County was established on November 1, 1861 one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado. (was originally named Guadalupe County, was renamed Conejos County after six days on November 7, 1861). The county was named after cottontail rabbits in the area. Conejos is a Spanish word for rabbits..

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

What counties are adjacent to Conejos County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Rio Grande County (north), Alamosa County (north) East, Costilla County (east), Taos County, New Mexico (south) East, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (south), Archuletal County (west).

What cities and towns are in Conejos County, CO?
Cities and towns located in the County include Town of Antonito, Bear Creek, Bountiful, Cañon, Capulin, Carmel, Conejos, Elk Creek, Fox Creek, Guadalupe, Horca, La Florida, Town of La Jara, La Sauses, Las Mesitas, Lobatos, Town of Manassa, Mogote, Ortiz, Osier, Platoro, Richfield, Rincones, Town of Romeo, San Antonio, Town of Sanford, Sheep Creek

Conejos County, CO Vital Records

Where can find Conejos County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Conejos 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 Conejos 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.

Conejos County, CO Census Records

What Conejos County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Conejos County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Conejos Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Conejos Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Conejos Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Conejos County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Conejos County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Conejos County Courthouse

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

  • Conejos County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 6683 Co Road 13, Antonito, CO 81120
    • Phone: (719) 376-5465
  • Conejos 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: 1871 
    • Land Records: 1871
  • Conejos County Clerk of Courts
    • Probate Records: 1875 
    • Court Records: 1877
  • Conejos County Public Health and Nursing Service
    • Birth / Death Records: 1877–1907 

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

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

Conejos Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Conejos Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Conejos Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Conejos Co. CO Census Records

Conejos Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Conejos Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Conejos Co. CO General and History Websites

Conejos Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Conejos Co. CO Military Records

Conejos Co. CO Schools & Directories

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