Search For Your Ancestors in Historical Documents




Washington County, Colorado

Washington County

Washington County was founded on February 9, 1887 from Weld County. The county was named in honor of George Washington (1732 - 1799), the first President of the United States.

The Washington County Seat is situated in Akron and the county government website is

Places adjoining Washington County happen to be Logan County (northeast), Yuma County (east), Kit Carson County, Lincoln County (southwest), Adams County (west), Arapahoe County (west), Morgan County (west).

Cities and towns to be found in Washington County include Akron, Anton, Cope, Last Chance, Lindon, Otis, Woodrow

Washington 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 Washington 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.

Washington County includes Federal Census Schedules to guide in exploring your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Washington County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Washington County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Washington County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often forget the benefits of Washington County court, probate, and land documents as a source of family history and genealogy details. Buried away in Colorado courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the dreams and worries of many Colorado citizens. The chances are great that your potential ancestors and forefathers have left a detailed record of at least several aspects of their lives in the Washington County court records. Even if your forebears is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Please make sure to contact the clerk's dept to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other facts before visiting or seeking information because of from time to time changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring private issues. A lot of employees will guide men and women in obtaining the materials, but it's up to the man or women to undertake the researching.

The below facts denotes what birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and courtroom records are located in Washington County. The years suggested below tend to be the first widely known records for this particular county.

  • Washington County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 26861 U.S. 34, Akron, CO 80720
    • Phone: (970) 345-6565
  • Washington 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: 1887
    • Land Records: 1872
  • Washington County Clerk of Courts
    • Probate Records: 1887 
    • Court Records: 1887 
  • Northeast Colorado Health Department
    • Birth / Death Records: 1894–1911 at Vital statistics registrar.

Washington County Links

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Washington County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own favorite Washington County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Washington Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Washington Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Washington Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Washington Co. CO Census Records

Washington Co. CO Cemeteries & Graveyards

Washington Co. CO Church & Bible Records

Washington Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Washington Co. CO General and History Websites

Washington Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Washington Co. CO Military Records

Washington Co. CO Schools & Directories

Copyright © 2014,