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Washington County, Colorado
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Washington County, Colorado Facts

Washington County

When was Washington County, CO Created?
Washington County was established 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.

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

What counties are adjacent to Washington County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Logan County (northeast), Yuma County (east), Kit Carson County, Lincoln County (southwest), Adams County (west), Arapahoe County (west), Morgan County (west).

What cities and towns are in Washington County, CO?
Cities and towns located in the County include Akron, Anton, Cope, Last Chance, Lindon, Otis, Woodrow

Washington County, CO Vital Records

Where can find Washington County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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, CO Census Records

What Washington County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Washington County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available 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, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Washington County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Washington County Courthouse

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

  • 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.

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

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

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 & Church 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

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