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County Courthouse

Ouray County Courthouse
541 4th St
Ouray, CO 81427
Phone: 970.325.4961 

Formerly Uncompahgre County. Name changed to Ouray 2 Mar 1883
County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1881  County Treasurer
has birth records from 1877 and death records from 1894;
Court Clerk has divorce, probate and Court records[1]


Parent County

  • 18 January 1877 - Ouray county (original, renamed) was created from San Juan County. This is not the same county as the present day county of Ouray. County seat: Ouray [2] [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories





 Colorado State Archives has put the Ouray County Probate Index for the years 1878-1919 on-line


Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Societies and Libraries

Ouray Library District
320 6th Ave
Ouray, CO 81427
Telephone 970-325-4616
Website http://ouray.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus

Ridgway Library District
300 Charles
Ridgway, CO 81432
Telephone 970-626-5252
Website http://www.youseemore.com/RIDGWAYPL/DEFAULT.ASP

Ouray County Historical Society
P. O. Box 151
Ouray, CO 81427
Telephone 970-325-4576
Website http://www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org/

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ouray County, Colorado. Page 100 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).
  3. Colo. Laws 1876, 1st sess., ch. 21, par. 385-392/pp. 207-209


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