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Online Records


County Courthouse

El Paso County Courthouse
27 E. Vermijo Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208

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 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


Archives and Libraries

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


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.


For tips on accessing El Paso County, Colorado Genealogy 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


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.


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), 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


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