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Gilpin County, Colorado
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Gilpin County, Colorado Facts

Gilpin County

When was Gilpin County, CO Created?
Gilpin County was established on November 1, 1861 as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado. The county was named in honor of William Gilpin, the first Governor of the Territory of Colorado..

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

What counties are adjacent to Gilpin County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Boulder County (north), Jefferson County (east), Clear Creek County (south), Grand County (west).

What cities and towns are in Gilpin County, CO?
Cities and towns located in the County include Black Hawk, Colorado, Central City, Nevadaville, Rollinsville, Russell Gulch

Gilpin County, CO Vital Records

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

Gilpin County, CO Census Records

What Gilpin County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Gilpin 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.

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

Gilpin County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Gilpin County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Gilpin County Courthouse

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

  • Gilpin County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 203 Eureka St, Central City, CO 80427
    • Phone:(303) 582-5321
  • Gilpin 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: 1865 
    • Land Records: 1861?
  • Gilpin County Clerk of Courts
    • Probate Records: 1861?
    • Court Records: 1861?
  • Gilpin County Public Health and Environmental Services
    • Birth / Death Records:

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

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

Gilpin Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Gilpin Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Gilpin Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Gilpin Co. CO Census Records

Gilpin Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Gilpin Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Gilpin Co. CO General and History Websites

Gilpin Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Gilpin Co. CO Military Records

Gilpin Co. CO Schools & Directories

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