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Huerfano County Courthouse
401 Main St #204
Walsenburg, CO 81089-2034;
County Clerk has marriage and land records;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and Court records
- Before 1861 this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
- 9 January 1852 it was created part of Taos County in New Mexico Territory. 
- 1 February 1860 it became part of Mora County.
- 28 February 1861 it was transferred to Colorado  (1 Nov 1861 Huerfano County).
- Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
1861 Huerfano County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. County seat: Walsenburg.
Places / Localities
For tips on accessing Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.
Colorado State Archives has put the Huerfano County Poor Record Index on-line for 1916-1923
Colorado State Archives has put the Huerfano County Inheritance Tax Records Index for 1910-1940 on-line.
Societies and Libraries
Spanish Peaks Library District
323 N Main Street
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Phone: (719) 738-2774
La Veta Regional Library District
310 South Main Street
La Veta, CO 81055
Phone: (719) 742-3572
Huerfano County Historical Society
PO Box 977
La Veta, CO 81055
Family History Centers
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 99, Huerfano County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
- ↑ Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
- ↑ Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
- ↑ Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.
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