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Huerfano County, Colorado
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Huerfano County, Colorado Facts

Huerfano County

When was Huerfano County, CO Created?
Huerfano County was established on November 1, 1861 as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado. The county was named for Huerfano Butte, a solitary volcanic plug. Huerfano is a Spanish word meaningorphan..

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

What counties are adjacent to Huerfano County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Pueblo County (northeast), Las Animas County (southwest), Costilla County (southwest), Alamosa County (west), Custer County (northwest), Saguache County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Huerfano County, CO?
Cities and towns located in the County include Badito, Calumet, Cuchara, Farista, Gardner, La Veta, Navajo Ranch, Walsenburg

Huerfano County, CO Vital Records

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

Huerfano County, CO Census Records

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

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

Huerfano County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Huerfano County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Huerfano County Courthouse

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

  • Huerfano County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 401 Main St, Walsenburg, CO 81089
    • Phone: (719) 738-2370
  • Huerfano 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: 1875 
    • Land Records: 1861?
  • Huerfano County Clerk of Courts
    • Probate Records: 1861? 
    • Court Records: 1861?
  • Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department
    • Birth / Death Records: 1902–06 ; Courthouse basement.

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

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

Huerfano Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Huerfano Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Huerfano Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Huerfano Co. CO Census Records

Huerfano Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Huerfano Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Huerfano Co. CO General and History Websites

Huerfano Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Huerfano Co. CO Military Records

Huerfano Co. CO Schools & Directories

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