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County Courthouse

The Conejos County Courthouse was built in June 1890, it was destroyed by fire in 1980, at which time it was rebuilt.


Parent County

1861--Conejos County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county under the name of Guadalupe. The name was changed to Conejos 7 November 1869. County seat: Conejos [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

The county land records 1878-1936 and all other county records were lost when the courthouse burned in 1980, except for the Grantee and Grantor books. There are a few marriage records of the late 1940's that remain.

Places / Localities

=== Populated Places

  • Antonito
  • Bountiful
  • Capulin
  • Conejos
  • Fox Creek
  • Guadalupe
  • La Jara
  • Las Mesitas
  • Lobatos
  • Los Cerritos
  • Los Sauces
  • Manassa
  • Mogote
  • Ortiz
  • Richfield
  • Romero
  • Sanford

Neighboring Counties



  • Antonito Cemetery
  • Church-Capulin Cemetery
  • Gomez-Capulin Cemetery
  • New Capulin Cemetery
  • Conejos Cemetery
  • Fox Creek Cemetery (North side of Fox Creek)
  • La Jara Cemetery (US Hwy 285, North of La Jara)
  • Las Mesitas Cemetery
  • Los Cerritos Cemetery
  • Los Sauces Catholic Cemetery "Gateway To Heaven"
  • Los Sauces Pinacostal Cemetery
  • Lobatos Cemetery
  • New Manassa Cemetery, (South side of "M" Mountain)
  • Old Manassa Cemetery, (South end of Fifth Street, Manassa)
  • Martinez Cemetery
  • Mogote Cemetery
  • Nance Cemetery, (West and South of the Old Manassa Cemetery)
  • Ortiz Cemetery
  • New Ortiz Cemetery
  • Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • San Antonio Cemetery
  • Sanford Cememtery, County Rd. 19 (1881-current)
  • Seventh-Day Adventist Cemetery
  • Sowards Cemetery, (West of the Old Manassa Cemetery)
  • Valdez Cemetery



LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Conejos Branch 1878-1879
  • Eastdale Ward 1894-1908
  • La Jara Ward (see Richfield Ward)
  • Fox Creek Branch 1893-1894
  • Manassa Ward 1892-1897, 1907-1948
  • Manassa 1 Ward
  • Manassa 2 Ward 1920-1928
  • Morgan Branch 1934-1942
  • Mountain View Branch 1889-1896
  • Richfield Ward 1884-1941
  • Romeo Ward 1936-1948
  • Sanford Ward 1888-1948

Existing LDS Wards and Branches

  • La Jara 1 Ward
  • Fox Creek Branch
  • Manassa 1 Ward
  • Manassa 2 Ward
  • Manassa 3 Ward
  • Sanford 1 Ward
  • Sanford 2 Ward
  • San Luis Branch



The Colorado State Archives has put a name only index to the Conjeos County Divorce Records  for the period 7/13/1899 to 9/20/1915 on-line.


Local Histories



The Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the Conejos County World War II Enlistments on-line.




Colorado State Archives has the Conejos County Inheritance Tax Records Index (1918-1923) online

Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Societies and Libraries


Link title


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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