Baca County, Colorado Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Baca County Courthouse
741 Main Street
Springfield, CO 81073-1548
Phone 719.523.4372

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1889:
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court
records from 1910[1]

Quick Facts

Parent County

  • Before 1861 the extreme western edge of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 16 April 1889 Baca County was created from Las Animas County. County seat: Springfield [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

Church History and Records

Court Records

Land and Property







Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Baca County Public Library
1260 Main Street
Springfield, CO 81073
Phone: (719) 523-6962

Baca County Historical Society
901 Santa Fe Dr.
Springfield, CO 81073

Family History Centers



  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  3. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at (accessed 19 June 2012).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Animap