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


Logan County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Founded February 25, 1887
County Seat Sterling
Address Logan County Courthouse
315 Main Street
Sterling, CO 80751-4349
Phone: 970.522.1544
Logan County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has marriage records from 1887
and military records from 1914; County Healther 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[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
1887 [2]*

1887  [2]
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Sterling [3]

Parent County

  • 1887--Logan County was created 25 February 1887 from Weld County.

Neighboring Counties


Record Loss

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


Bible Records


Business Records and Commerce


  • Riverside Cemetary
    18611 U S Hwy 6
    Sterling, CO 80751
  • Sunset Memorial Gardens
    163339 County Road 41
    Sterling, CO 80751
Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
COGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
COGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Colorado Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information.


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

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, or Religious Groups




Local History

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.

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 Logan County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • Journal Advocate
    504 N. 3rd St.
    Sterling, CO 80751
  • South Platte Sentinel
    111 Poplar St.
    Sterling, CO 80751



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

Public Records

School Records



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. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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

Logan County Genealogical Society
Rt. 1
Sterling 80751

Logan County Genealogical Society
753 Taylor St.
Sterling, CO 80751

Logan County Genealogical Society
Po Box 564
Sterling, Colorado 80751-0564

Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society
114 N. Chicago St.
Lincoln, Colorado 62656
Telephone: 217-732-3200


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]



Web Sites


  1. 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov