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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.

History

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

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Antonito Cemetery (Northwest side of Dahilia and 19th St.)
  • St. Joseph Church-Capulin Cemetery
  • Gomez-Capulin Cemetery (North of Capulin)
  • Capulin Cemetery (Hwy 15)
  • Conejos Cemetery (South side of Conejos)
  • Fox Creek Cemetery (North side of Fox Creek)
  • La Jara Cemetery (US Hwy 285, North of La Jara)
  • Las Mesitas Cemetery
  • Los Cerritos Cemetery (Southeast of Manassa, just east of the Manassa Cemetery)
  • Los Sauces Catholic Cemetery "Gateway To Heaven" (In the foothills West of Los Sauces)
  • Los Sauces Pinacostal Cemetery (Westside of Los Sauces)
  • Lobatos Cemetery (East of Antonito)
  • New Manassa Cemetery, (Southeast side of "M" Mountain)
  • Old Manassa Cemetery, (South end of Fifth Street, at the foot of "M" Mountain, Manassa)
  • Martinez Cemetery
  • Mogote Cemetery (Westside of Mogote)
  • Nance Cemetery, (West and South of the Old Manassa Cemetery)
  • Ortiz Cemetery
  • New Ortiz Cemetery
  • San Antonio Cemetery
  • Sanford Cememtery, 1881-current, (South of Sanford on County Rd. 19) (for burial info. call 719-274-5261)
  • Seventh-Day Adventist Cemetery
  • Sowards Cemetery, (West of the Old Manassa Cemetery at the foot of "M" Mountain)
  • Valdez Cemetery

Census

Church

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
  • Mesita Branch
  • 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

Court

Divorce

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.

Land

  • 1878 - current, Grantee & Grantor books, Conejos County Clerk, 719-274-5422.
  • Land records 1936 - current, ibid

Local Histories

  • Misc. Family Collection in Family History Center, La Jara, Colorado, 719-274-4024

Maps

Military

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

Newspapers

The following are on microfilm located in the Family History Center, located in La Jara, Colorado. 719-274-4032.

  • The Antonito Ledger (June 1892 - Oct 1972)
  • The La Jara Chronicle (Oct 1904 - Dec 1911)
  • The La Jara Enterprise (April 1914 - April 1917)
  • The La Jara Gazette (April 1916 - Dec 1982)
  • The Conejos County Citizen (Jan 1983 - Oct 1993)
  • The Conejos County Citizen (July 1996 - Oct 1997)

Probate

Taxation

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

Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

  • Conejos County Old Vital Records, are kept in the Alamosa County Courthouse, 719-589-6681.

Societies and Libraries

Conejos County Library District
17703 Hwy 285
La Jara, CO 81140
Phone: (719) 274-5858
conejos.colibraries.org/

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center
716 Broadway St
La Jara, Conejos, Colorado, United States
This is not a mailing address
Telephone: 719-274-4032
Open Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm. Closed July and December
Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
Contact FHC Director, 719-274-5261 or leelee@centurytel.net for appointments.

Websites

Link title

References

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

 

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