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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado|Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] El Paso County''
  
== History and Tidbits  ==
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El Paso county was created by the Colorado legislature on November 1, 1861, and was one of Colorado's original 17 counties.  It includes approximately 2130 square miles and has a mountainous western side changing to high plains in the east.  The altitude ranges from mountain heights of 14,110 feet (4301 m) at the summit of Pikes Peak to 5,095 feet (1569 m) on the plains.
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
=== Cities  ===
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[http://car.elpasoco.com/Pages/default.aspx El Paso County Courthouse<br>&nbsp;]27 E. Vermijo Ave. <br>Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208 <br>Phone:719-520-6216<br>
  
&nbsp;Calhan | [http://www.springsgov.com/ Colorado Springs] | [http://www.fountaincolorado.org/ Fountain] | Green Mountain Falls | [http://manitousprings-co.gov/ Manitou Springs] | [http://www.townofmonument.net/ Monument] | [http://www.ci.palmer-lake.co.us/ Palmer Lake] | Ramah<!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --> <!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1861<br>and military discharge records from 1919; Clerk District<br> Court has divorce and probate records; County Court <br>has Court Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  El Paso County, Colorado. Page 98 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
=== Unincorporated Communities ===
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=== Quick Facts ===
  
=== County Government Site  ===
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{{Wikipedia|El Paso, Colorado}}
  
The [http://www.elpasoco.com/ El Paso County web site] <!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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==== Parent County ====
  
== Neighboring Counties  ==
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'''1 November 1861:''' El Paso County was createdas an original county. In 1859 it was formed from old Arapahoe County in the territory of Kansas. El Paso county was created by the Colorado legislature, and was one of Colorado's original 17 counties. It includes approximately 2130 square miles and has a mountainous western side changing to high plains in the east. The altitude ranges from mountain heights of 14,110 feet (4301 m) at the summit of Pikes Peak to 5,095 feet (1569 m) on the plains. '''County seat: '''Colorado Springs <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
[[Douglas County, Colorado|Douglas]]&nbsp;| [[Elbert County, Colorado|Elbert]]&nbsp;| [[Lincoln County, Colorado|Lincoln]]&nbsp;| [[Crowley County, Colorado|Crowley]]&nbsp;| [[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]]&nbsp;| [[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]]&nbsp;| [[Teller County, Colorado|Teller]] <!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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Calhan | [http://www.springsgov.com/ Colorado Springs] | [http://www.fountaincolorado.org/ Fountain] | Green Mountain Falls | [http://manitousprings-co.gov/ Manitou Springs] | [http://www.townofmonument.net/ Monument] | [http://www.ci.palmer-lake.co.us/ Palmer Lake] | Ramah
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[[Crowley County, Colorado|Crowley]], [[Douglas County, Colorado|Douglas]], [[Elbert County, Colorado|Elbert]], [[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]], [[Lincoln County, Colorado|Lincoln]], [[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]], [[Teller County, Colorado|Teller]]
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== Resources ==
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
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*[http://manitousprings.colibraries.org/ Manitou Springs Public Library]<br>701 Manitou Ave<br>Manitou Springs, CO 80829<br>Telephone: (719) 685-5206
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*[http://www.library.ppld.org/ Pikes Peak Library District]<br>20 North Cascade Avenue<br>Colorado Springs, CO 80903<br>Telephone: (719) 531-6333
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[http://www.securitypubliclibrary.org/ Security Public Library]<br>715 Aspen Drive<br>Security, CO 80911<br>Telephone: (719) 391-3191
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
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=== Court Records ===
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[http://www.springsgov.com/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=12 Colorado Springs City Cemetery Page] - Includes a burial search (requires registration)
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Evergreen Cemetery 1005 S. Hancock Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903 <br>'''Office Hours:''' 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday,&nbsp;Saturday 8 a.m. - Noon | '''Phone:''' (719) 578-6646 | '''Fax:''' (719) 578-6077
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Fairview Cemetery 1000 S. 26th Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904 <br>'''Office Hours:''' 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday by appointment | '''Phone:''' (719) 578-6638<br>'''Gate hours for visitation:''' Summer (Mid April through Mid October) 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Winter (Mid October through Mid April) 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147409 The Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum] (BillionGraves) in Colorado Springs is a smaller cemetery, on Fountain Blvd along with two funeral homes.
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=== Census  ===
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Colorado Springs
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=== Court Records  ===
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[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/oap/el_paso.html El Paso County Old Age Pension Records] 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the El Paso County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:
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*Person's age
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*Town nearest to where they lived
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*Other Actions done by the County <br>
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=== Divorce  ===
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The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the [http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/divorce/el_paso.htm El Paso County Divorce Records] for the period 1903 to 1941 on-line.
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=== History  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
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=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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*[http://history.oldcolo.com/ Old Colorado City Historical Society]<br>1 South 24th Street<br>Colorado Springs.Colorado 80904<br>Telephone 719-636-1225
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*[http://hometownchronicles.com/co/elpaso/ppgspubs.htm Pikes Peak Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 1262<br>Colorado Springs, CO 80901
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Calham Colorado Family History Center|Calhan Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Colorado Springs Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Colorado Springs Colorado East Family History Center]]
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*[[Colorado Springs Colorado North Family History Center]]
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*[[Fountain Colorado Family History Center]] (Colorado Springs) <br>
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== Websites  ==
  
The Colorado State Archives has put a name only index to the [http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/divorce/el_paso.htm El Paso County Divorce Records] for the period 1902 to 1941 on-line.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/elpaso.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwarchives.org/co/elpaso.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|205315|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/El_Paso/ El Paso County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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== References  ==
  
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{{reflist}} Unit Histories Available Online
  
==== Colorado Springs  ====
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43rd Regiment - The Forty-third Regiment of Indiana Volunteers: An Historic Sketch of Its Career and Services by William E. McLean (Terre Haute, Ind.: C. W. Brown, 1903) 79th Regiment - History of the Seventy-ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War of eighteen sixty-one in the United States by George W. Parker (Indianapolis, Ind.: Hollenbeck Press, 1899) 81st Regiment - History of the Eighty-First Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the Great War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865 by George W. Morris (Louisville, Ky.: Franklin Printing Co., 1901) 88th Regiment - Roster of the Surviving Members of the Eighty-eighth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Corrected to August 1st, 1889 by Allan H. Dougall (Fort Wayne, Ind.: n.pub., 1889) 99th Regiment - New History of the 99th Indiana Infantry by D. R. Lucas (Rockford, Ill.: Horner Printing, 1900) Indiana Commission on Public Records (Indianapolis, Indiana). Indiana Legion, 1861–1865, Index of Soldiers. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (On 5 Family History Library films beginning with 1571078). This card index was prepared by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) and is at the Indiana State Archives. The Indiana Legion was a Civil War state militia. The index cards provide the soldier’s name, regiment, duration of enlistment, dates of enrollment and mustering in, county, age, physical description, and date and location of discharge.
  
[http://www.springsgov.com/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=12 Colorado Springs City Cemetery Page]&nbsp;- Includes a burial search (requires registration)
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The following records are at the Indiana State Archives:McKennon RollMcKennon Roll
  
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<blockquote>1005 S. Hancock Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903 <br>'''Office Hours:''' 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday,&nbsp;Saturday 8 a.m. - Noon | '''Phone:''' (719) 578-6646 | '''Fax:''' (719) 578-6077 </blockquote><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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===== Fairview Cemetery  =====
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<blockquote>1000 S. 26th Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904 <br>'''Office Hours:''' 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday,&nbsp;Saturday by appointment | '''Phone:''' (719) 578-6638<br>'''Gate hours for visitation:''' Summer (Mid April through Mid October) 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. |&nbsp;Winter (Mid October through Mid April) 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. </blockquote><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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Revision as of 20:20, 29 November 2012

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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

El Paso County Courthouse
 
27 E. Vermijo Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208
Phone:719-520-6216

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1861
and military discharge records from 1919; Clerk District
Court has divorce and probate records; County Court
has Court Records[1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: El Paso, Colorado

Parent County

1 November 1861: El Paso County was createdas an original county. In 1859 it was formed from old Arapahoe County in the territory of Kansas. El Paso county was created by the Colorado legislature, and was one of Colorado's original 17 counties. It includes approximately 2130 square miles and has a mountainous western side changing to high plains in the east. The altitude ranges from mountain heights of 14,110 feet (4301 m) at the summit of Pikes Peak to 5,095 feet (1569 m) on the plains. County seat: Colorado Springs [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Calhan | Colorado Springs | Fountain | Green Mountain Falls | Manitou Springs | Monument | Palmer Lake | Ramah

Neighboring Counties

Crowley, Douglas, Elbert, Fremont, Lincoln, Pueblo, Teller

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Security Public Library
715 Aspen Drive
Security, CO 80911
Telephone: (719) 391-3191

Cemeteries

Colorado Springs City Cemetery Page - Includes a burial search (requires registration)

Evergreen Cemetery 1005 S. Hancock Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
Office Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. - Noon | Phone: (719) 578-6646 | Fax: (719) 578-6077

Fairview Cemetery 1000 S. 26th Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
Office Hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday by appointment | Phone: (719) 578-6638
Gate hours for visitation: Summer (Mid April through Mid October) 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Winter (Mid October through Mid April) 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum (BillionGraves) in Colorado Springs is a smaller cemetery, on Fountain Blvd along with two funeral homes.

Census

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

Court Records

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Colorado Springs

Court Records

El Paso County Old Age Pension Records 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the El Paso County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Date and Amount of pension payment
  • Any adjustments to the pension
  • Person's age
  • Town nearest to where they lived
  • Other Actions done by the County

Divorce

The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the El Paso County Divorce Records for the period 1903 to 1941 on-line.

History

Land and Property

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), El Paso County, Colorado. Page 98 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
Unit Histories Available Online

43rd Regiment - The Forty-third Regiment of Indiana Volunteers: An Historic Sketch of Its Career and Services by William E. McLean (Terre Haute, Ind.: C. W. Brown, 1903) 79th Regiment - History of the Seventy-ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War of eighteen sixty-one in the United States by George W. Parker (Indianapolis, Ind.: Hollenbeck Press, 1899) 81st Regiment - History of the Eighty-First Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the Great War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865 by George W. Morris (Louisville, Ky.: Franklin Printing Co., 1901) 88th Regiment - Roster of the Surviving Members of the Eighty-eighth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Corrected to August 1st, 1889 by Allan H. Dougall (Fort Wayne, Ind.: n.pub., 1889) 99th Regiment - New History of the 99th Indiana Infantry by D. R. Lucas (Rockford, Ill.: Horner Printing, 1900) Indiana Commission on Public Records (Indianapolis, Indiana). Indiana Legion, 1861–1865, Index of Soldiers. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (On 5 Family History Library films beginning with 1571078). This card index was prepared by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) and is at the Indiana State Archives. The Indiana Legion was a Civil War state militia. The index cards provide the soldier’s name, regiment, duration of enlistment, dates of enrollment and mustering in, county, age, physical description, and date and location of discharge.

The following records are at the Indiana State Archives:McKennon RollMcKennon Roll