Logan County, Colorado Genealogy

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Logan County

Guide to Logan County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Sterling
Organized: February 25, 1887
Parent County(s): Weld [1]
Neighboring Counties
Cheyenne (NE)  • Kimball (NE)  • Morgan  • Phillips  • Sedgwick  • Washington  • Weld  • Yuma
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County Information


County Courthouse

Logan County Courthouse
315 Main Street
Sterling, CO 80751-4349
Phone: 970.522.1544
Logan County Website

County Clerk Recorder has marriage records from 1887 and military records from 1914;
County Health Department has birth and death;
County Assessor has land records from 1875;
District Court has probate, naturalization and divorce records;
County Court has court records[2]

Logan County, Colorado Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1887 [3]*
1887  [3]
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in Logan County, Colorado:

History Timeline


Bible Records


Business, Commerce, and Occupations


Cemeteries of Logan County, Colorado online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information
  • Riverside Cemetary
    18611 U S Hwy 6
    Sterling, CO 80751
  • Sunset Memorial Gardens
    163339 County Road 41
    Sterling, CO 80751

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 3,070
1900 3,292 7.2%
1910 9,549 190.1%
1920 18,427 93.0%
1930 19,946 8.2%
1940 18,370 −7.9%
1950 17,187 −6.4%
1960 20,302 18.1%
1970 18,852 −7.1%
1980 19,800 5.0%
1990 17,567 −11.3%
2000 20,504 16.7%
2010 22,709 10.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

  • 1860-1940 Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at FamilySearch.org — index/images

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Colorado denominations, view the Colorado Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Numerous records are available at Colorado Archives. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.

County and Disctrict Court, ISP and Probation Officer
110 W. Riverview Road
Sterling, CO 80751

Phone Numbers:
County Court: 970-522-1572
District Court: 970-522-6565
ISP and Probation Officer:970-522-4303


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes



Land and Property Records

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Logan 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.

Maps and Gazetteers



Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship


Colorado Newspapers Online

Colorado Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  • Journal Advocate
    504 N. 3rd St.
    Sterling, CO 80751
  • South Platte Sentinel
    111 Poplar St.
    Sterling, CO 80751

For more information see Colorado Newspapers.


Other Records


Probate Records

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.

Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

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 Place Search for the county.

1913-1942 Colorado State Archives has put the Logan County Inheritance Tax Records Index for the years 1913-1942 on-line.

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.

Colorado Vital Records Search


Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. [4]



Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [4]


Research Facilities


The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Logan County, Colorado Genealogy in this online database Archives Search. For a full list of online holdings, click here.
1880-1939 Divorce Index
1883-1900 Mine Accidents, Non - fatal
1897-1920 Horseshoers
1936-1942 Civilian Conservation Corps Enrollments
1966-1968 Vietnam Deaths
1913-1942 Logan County Inheritance Tax
1915-1920 Logan County School Census

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.


Sterling Public Library
420 North Fifth Street
Sterling, CO 80751
Telephone: 970-522-2023

Fleming Community Library (School/Public)
506 Fremont Avenue
Fleming, CO 80728
Telephone: 970-265-2046

Northeastern Junior College Monahan Library
100 College Avenue
Sterling, CO 80751



Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society
114 N. Chicago St.
Lincoln, Colorado 62656
Telephone: 217-732-3200
E-mail: lcghs1@hotmail.com


Research Guides


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Logan County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 93.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov