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Saguache County, Colorado Facts

Saguache County

When was Saguache County, CO Created?
Saguache County was established on December 29, 1866 from Lake County and Costilla County. The county was named after the Ute language word meaning "blue earth" or "water at blue earth".

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

What counties are adjacent to Saguache County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Chaffee County (north), Fremont County (northeast), Custer County (east), Huerfano County, Rio Grande County (south), Alamosa County (south), Mineral County (southwest), Hinsdale County (southwest), Gunnison County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Saguache County, CO?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bonanza, Center, Crestone, La Garita, Moffat, Saguache, Villa Grove, Sargeants

Saguache County, CO Vital Records

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

Saguache County, CO Census Records

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

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

Saguache County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Saguache County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Saguache County Courthouse

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

  • Saguache County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 501 Christy Ave, Saguache, CO 81149
    • Phone: (719) 655-2512
  • Saguache 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: 1869 
    • Land Records: 1866?
  • Saguache County Clerk of Courts
    • Probate Records: 1866? 
    • Court Records: 1866? 
  • Saguache County Public Health Agency
    • Birth / Death Records: 1894–1908 / 1872–1907 

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

Saguache Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Saguache Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Saguache Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Saguache Co. CO Census Records

Saguache Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Saguache Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Saguache Co. CO General and History Websites

Saguache Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Saguache Co. CO Military Records

Saguache Co. CO Schools & Directories

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