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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Bent County, Colorado|Bent County]]'' <br>
  
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
== County Courthouse ==
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[http://bentcounty.org/ Bent County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 350<br>Las Animas, CO 81054-0350<br>Phone 719.456.1353 <br>
  
== History ==
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County Clerk Recorder has marriage and land records<br>from 1888 and military discharge records; Nursing Service<br>has birth and death records; Combine Court has <br>divorce, probate and records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97, Bent County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Quick Facts ===
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{{Wikipedia|Bent County, Colorado}}
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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*'''Before 1861''' the southwestern quarter of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
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:*'''9 January 1852''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>
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:*'''1 February 1860''' it became part of [[Mora County, Colorado|Mora County]].<ref name="Dollarhide" />
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:*'''28 February 1861''' it was transferred to [[Colorado]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> (1 Nov 1861 [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.</ref>
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
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*'''11 February 1870: '''Bent County was created from [[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]] and Greenwood Counties. Greenwood County was abolished 1874. '''County seat:''' Las Animas.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Baca County, Colorado|Baca]]
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*[[Kiowa County, Colorado|Kiowa]]
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*[[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]]
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*[[Otero County, Colorado|Otero]]
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*[[Prowers County, Colorado|Prowers]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Archives and Libraries ===
  
==== Census  ====
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*Las Animas-Bent County Library District<br>306 5th Street<br>Las Animas, CO 81054<br>Phone: (719) 456-0111
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
  
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=== Census ===
  
==== Divorce ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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=== Divorce  ===
  
 
The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the [http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/divorce/1bent.htm Bent County Divorce Records] for the period 1907 to 1919 on-line.  
 
The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the [http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/divorce/1bent.htm Bent County Divorce Records] for the period 1907 to 1919 on-line.  
  
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=== Land and Property ===
  
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=== Military History and Records ===
  
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==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.bcdemocratonline.com/ Bent County Democrat]<br>516 Carson Avenue<br>Las Animas, CO 81054
  
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=== Probate Records ===
  
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=== Taxation ===
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Vital Records ===
  
== Web Sites  ==
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205252&subject_disp=Colorado%2C+Bent&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog for this county.]
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
  
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*Bent County Historical Society<br>305 St. Vrain Avenue<br>Las Animas, CO 81054<br>Telephone: (719) 456-2005<br>
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*[http://www.phsbc.info/phsbc.htm Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County]<br>PO Box 68 <br>Las Animas, Colorado 81054 <br>Phone: 719-456-6066
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cobenttp/index.html Bent County CO Trails to the Past]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/USA/CO/Bent/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://cogenweb.com/bent/ Bent County COGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/bent.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwarchives.org/co/bent.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|205252|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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{{reflist}} {{Colorado|Colorado}}
  
 
[[Category:Bent_County,_Colorado]]
 
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Revision as of 22:18, 22 June 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Bent County

Contents

County Courthouse

Bent County Courthouse
PO Box 350
Las Animas, CO 81054-0350
Phone 719.456.1353

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
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

Resources

Archives and Libraries

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

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church History and Records

Court Records

Divorce

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

History

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (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.