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Montezuma County, Colorado
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Montezuma County, Colorado Facts

Montezuma County

When was Montezuma County, CO Created?
Montezuma County was established on April 16, 1889 from La Plata County. The county was named in honor of Aztec leader Moctezuma II. Ruins in the area were once thought to be Aztec..

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

What counties are adjacent to Montezuma County, CO?
Bordering Counties are San Juan County (northeast), La Plata County (east), San Juan County, New Mexico (south), Apache County, Arizona (southwest), San Juan County, Utah (west).

What cities and towns are in Montezuma County, CO?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cortez, Dolores, Mancos, Towaoc

Montezuma County, CO Vital Records

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

Montezuma County, CO Census Records

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

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

Montezuma County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Montezuma County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Montezuma County Courthouse

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

  • Montezuma County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 109 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
    • Phone: (970) 565-3728
  • Montezuma 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: 1889 
    • Land Records: 1889
  • Montezuma County Clerk of Courts
    • Probate Records: 1889 
    • Court Records: 1889 
  • Montezuma County Public Health Agency
    • Birth / Death Records:

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

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

Montezuma Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Montezuma Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Montezuma Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Montezuma Co. CO Census Records

Montezuma Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Montezuma Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montezuma Co. CO General and History Websites

Montezuma Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montezuma Co. CO Military Records

Montezuma Co. CO Schools & Directories

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