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County Courthouse


Parent County

  • 1874--La Plata County was created 10 February 1874 from Conejos and Lake Counties.

County seat: Durango [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns

(* incorporated)

• Allison
• Bayfield*
• Bondad
• Breen
• Carbon
• Junction
• Cascade

• Columbus
• Durango* (county seat)
• Falfa
• Florida
• Gem Village
• Grandview
• Hermosa
• Hesperus
• Ignacio*
• Kline
• La Boca
• La Plata
• La Posta
• Loma Linda
• Marvel
• Mayday
• Oxford
• Pinon Acres
• Redmesa
• Rockwood
• Tacoma
• Tiffany
• Trimble
• Vallecito

Neighboring Counties





LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Allison
  • Durango
  • Kline
  • Pine River
  • Redmesa


An Index of the WPA Employment Case Files between 1935 and 1942  was compiled from the official record of the Colorado Department of Public Welfare, La Plata County Office. The information contained in the record generally shows:

  • Name of the applicant 
  • Date of the filing
  • Case number
  • Name(s) and location of next of kin
  • Date applicant accepted for employment
  • Military service dates
  • General work experience record and qualifications.


Local Histories






Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Societies and Libraries

Pine River Public Library District/Bayfield
395 Center Drive
Bayfield, CO 81122
Phone: (970) 884-2222

Durango Public Library
1188 E Second Ave
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 375-3380

Ignacio Library District
470 Goddard Ave
Ignacio, CO 81137
Phone: (970) 563-9287

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Centers
Durango Colorado
2 Hilltop Cir
Durango, LaPlata, Colorado, United States
Telephone: 970-259-1061
Redmesa Colorado Ward
6848 State Hwy 140
Redmesa, LaPlata, Colorado, United States
These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
Contact Center for open hours as they vary.

Web Sites


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


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