Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy

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'''11 April 1889:''' Prowers County was created from [[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]] County.
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United States Gotoarrow-kelly.png Colorado Gotoarrow-kelly.png Prowers County

Guide to Prowers County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Prowers County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Prowers County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Founded April 11, 1889
County Seat Lamar
Address Prowers County Courthouse
300 S Main Street
Lamar, CO 81052-2857
Phone: 719.336.4337
Prowers County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage, land and some death records 1889;
District Court has divoce and court recors.  County Court has probate records.[1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Prowers County, Colorado

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records

*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Lamar [2]

Parent County


11 April 1889: Prowers County was created from Bent County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records and Commerce


  • Compilation of cemetery records including index from four cemeteries near Lamar, Prowers, Colorado FHL Collection


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

Church Records

Court Records


  • Bent and Prowers Counties (Colorado) directories FHL Collection
  • Polk's Lamar (Prowers County, Colorado) city directory: including Prowers County residents and ranchers FHL Collection

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups




Local History

Local histories are available for Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Colorado Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Colorado Land and Property for additional information about early Colorado land grants.

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where current records are also housed.



Naturalization and Citizenship


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:




Probate records have been kept by the county courts. Colorado probate records include bonds, affidavits, letters, claims, appraisals, fee accounts, minutes, judgments, dockets, calendars, case files, and wills. The Family History Library does not have copies of probate records from Colorado.

You may obtain copies of documents from the clerk's office in the county courthouse.

Public Records

School Records

Colorado State Archives Index to the Prowers County Amache School Teachers and Personnel for the period 1942-1945. This is an Index to the records of the teachers who were approved and hired at the Center.


  • Inventory of the county archives of Colorado, no. 50, Prowers County (Lamar) FHL Collection
Family History Centers
  • Holly Public Library
    302 South Main Street
    Holly, CO 81047
    Telehone 719-537-6520
  • Big Timbers Museum
    Prowers County Historical Society
    7515 U.S. Hwy 50
    P. O. Box 929
    Lamar, CO 81052
    Telephone 719-336-2472


Colorado tax records complement land records and can be used as supplements to censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records. To find tax records in the FamilySearch Catalog, do a Catalog/frameset_fhlc.asp Place Search for the county.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Vital Records Section Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Colorado.



Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Prowers County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)