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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 has more about this subject: Bent County, Colorado

Parent County

  • 11 February 1870: Bent County was created from Pueblo and Greenwood Counties. Greenwood County was Abolished 1874. County seat: Las Animas [2]

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bent County, Colorado. Page 97At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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