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County Courthouse

Gilpin County Courthouse
 203 Eureka Street
PO Box 366
Central City, CO 80427-0366
Phone: 303.582.5321

County Clerk has marriage records from 1881
and land recordsc from 1861; Clerk District Court
had divorce and probate records[1]


Parent County

1861--Gilpin County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county from Arapahoe (old) County, Kansas Territory. County seat: Central City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.



Chancery Court Cases documenting legal decisions rendered by the territorial and district court of Gilpin County for the years 1862 - 1878. Chancery cases are those types of cases where justice was applied in circumstances not specifically covered by law during these years. Names appearing on this index most likely include some of the early gold seekers that came west in search of fortune and fame.


Local Histories




Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection has searchable digital copies of newspapers from all over the state of Colorado. The list of newspapers available for Gilpin county includes the Daily Mining Journal (Nov 1863 - Dec 1866) from Black Hawk, and the Daily Register Call (March 1868 - Feb 1879) and Evening Call (Feb 1878 - June 1878) from Central City. Newspapers that are available on this site date from 1859-1923 and are searchable.



Colorado State Archives has put the Gilpin County Inheritance Tax Records Index for the years 1910-1922 on-line

Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Societies and Libraries

Gilpin County Library District
15131 Highway 119
Golden, CO 80403
Phone: (303) 582-5777

Gilpin Historical Society
228 High Street
P O Box 247
Central City, Colorado 80427-0247
Telephone: 303-582-5283

Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Inc.
P.O. Box 150382
Lakewood, CO 80215-0382
Telephone: 303-935-9192

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gilpin 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).


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