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Arapahoe County, Colorado Facts

When was Arapahoe County, CO Created?
Arapahoe County was established on November 1, 1861.

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

What counties are adjacent to Arapahoe County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Saguache CountyHuerfano CountyCostilla County (southeasat), Conejos CountyRio Grande County.

Arapahoe County, CO Vital Records

Where can find Arapahoe County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Arapahoe 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 Arapahoe County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Colorado Birth CertificateMarriage VerificationDivorce VerificationDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Arapahoe County, CO Census Records

What Arapahoe County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Arapahoe County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Arapahoe County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Arapahoe County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Arapahoe County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Arapahoe County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Arapahoe County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Colorado courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Colorado residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Arapahoe County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Colorado Corthouse Records Research Guide.

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

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

Arapahoe Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Arapahoe Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Arapahoe Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Arapahoe Co. CO Census Records

Arapahoe Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Arapahoe Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Arapahoe Co. CO General and History Websites

Arapahoe Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Arapahoe Co. CO Military Records

Arapahoe Co. CO Schools & Directories