Bent County, Colorado Genealogy

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Hand and keyboard.jpg Colorado
Online Records

Bent County, Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Founded January 9, 1852
County Seat Las Animas
Address Bent County Courthouse
PO Box 350
Las Animas, CO 81054-0350
Phone 719.456.1353
Bent County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has marriage and land records
from 1888 and military discharge records; Nursing Service
has birth and death records; Combine Court has
divorce, probate and records[1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Bent County, Colorado

Parent County

  • Before 1861 the southwestern quarter of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 11 February 1870: Bent County was created from Pueblo and Greenwood Counties. Greenwood County was abolished 1874. County seat: Las Animas.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Archives and Libraries

  • Las Animas-Bent County Library District
    306 5th Street
    Las Animas, CO 81054
    Phone: (719) 456-0111



For tips on accessing Bent County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.

Church History and Records

Court Records


The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the Bent County Divorce Records for the period 1907 to 1919 on-line.

Land and Property



Military History and Records


Probate Records


Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers



  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97, Bent County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  3. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at (accessed 19 June 2012).
  5. Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.
  6. Handybook, 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.