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The names, locations, and addresses of cemeteries in the state and references to published and unpublished transcripts are found in Kay R. Merrill, Colorado Cemetery Directory[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=340869&disp=Colorado+cemetery+directory%20%20&columns=*,0,0 (Denver: Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies, 1985; Family History Library film 1597842 item 4)]. The cemeteries can be accessed online at http://www.interment.net/us/co/index.htm.
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Did you know you can find some of your nefarious ancestors at&nbsp;[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/colorado.shtml Colorado Blacksheep Ancestors]?
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=== Welcome to Colorado, The Centennial State  ===
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Most prestatehood settlers of Colorado began arriving at the time of the gold rush of 1858. They came from the northeastern and midwestern states, especially New York, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Some came from the New Mexico Territory, and a few settlers came from the southern states, the Pacific Coast, and from other countries including England, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Scotland, and Wales. Latter-day Saint settlements were made in the San Luis Valley in the 1870s and 1880s.
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The Plains Indians of Colorado, including the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, the Kiowa, and the Comanche, had largely been removed to Indian Territory in Oklahoma by 1870. The Ute Indians living in western Colorado did not give up their lands to white settlement until after 1880, when most of them were moved to reservations in Utah.
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*[[Adams County, Colorado|Adams]]
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*[[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]]
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*[[Arapahoe County, Colorado|Arapahoe]]
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*[[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]]
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*[[Baca County, Colorado|Baca]]
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*[[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]]
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*[[Boulder County, Colorado|Boulder]]
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*[[Broomfield County, Colorado|Broomfield]]
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*[[Chaffee County, Colorado|Chaffee]]
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*[[Cheyenne County, Colorado|Cheyenne]]
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*[[Clear Creek County, Colorado|Clear Creek]]
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*[[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]]
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*[[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]]
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*[[Crowley County, Colorado|Crowley]]
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*[[Custer County, Colorado|Custer]]
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*[[Delta County, Colorado|Delta]]
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*[[Denver County, Colorado|Denver]]
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*[[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]]
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*[[Douglas County, Colorado|Douglas]]
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*[[Eagle County, Colorado|Eagle]]
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*[[Elbert County, Colorado|Elbert]]
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*[[El Paso County, Colorado|El Paso]]
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*[[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]]
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*[[Garfield County, Colorado|Garfield]]
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*[[Gilpin County, Colorado|Gilpin]]
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*[[Grand County, Colorado|Grand]]
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*[[Gunnison County, Colorado|Gunnison]]
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*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]
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*[[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]]
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*[[Jackson County, Colorado|Jackson]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Colorado|Jefferson]]
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*[[Kiowa County, Colorado|Kiowa]]
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*[[Kit Carson County, Colorado|Kit Carson]]
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*[[Lake County, Colorado|Lake]]
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*[[La Plata County, Colorado|La Plata]]
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*[[Larimer County, Colorado|Larimer]]
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*[[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Colorado|Lincoln]]
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*[[Logan County, Colorado|Logan]]
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*[[Mesa County, Colorado|Mesa]]
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*[[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]]
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*[[Moffat County, Colorado|Moffat]]
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*[[Montezuma County, Colorado|Montezuma]]
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*[[Montrose County, Colorado|Montrose]]
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*[[Morgan County, Colorado|Morgan]]
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*[[Otero County, Colorado|Otero]]
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*[[Ouray County, Colorado|Ouray]]
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*[[Park County, Colorado|Park]]
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*[[Phillips County, Colorado|Phillips]]
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*[[Pitkin County, Colorado|Pitkin]]
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*[[Prowers County, Colorado|Prowers]]
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*[[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]]
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*[[Rio Blanco County, Colorado|Rio Blanco]]
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*[[Rio Grande County, Colorado|Rio Grande]]
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*[[Routt County, Colorado|Routt]]
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*[[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]]
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*[[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan]]
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*[[San Miguel County, Colorado|San Miguel]]
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*[[Sedgwick County, Colorado|Sedgwick]]
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*[[Summit County, Colorado|Summit]]
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*[[Teller County, Colorado|Teller]]
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*[[Washington County, Colorado|Washington]]
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*[[Weld County, Colorado|Weld]]
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*[[Yuma County, Colorado|Yuma]]
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|}Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Carbonate County, Colorado|Carbonate]] | [[Greenwood County, Colorado|Greenwood]] | [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe]] | [[Uncompahgre County, Colorado|Uncompahgre]]
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Colorado/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cogenweb/comain.htm The Colorado GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb| USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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Revision as of 00:31, 27 February 2010

This article is about the western state of the U.S. For other uses, see Colorado (disambiguation).

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Welcome to Colorado, The Centennial State

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Most prestatehood settlers of Colorado began arriving at the time of the gold rush of 1858. They came from the northeastern and midwestern states, especially New York, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Some came from the New Mexico Territory, and a few settlers came from the southern states, the Pacific Coast, and from other countries including England, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Scotland, and Wales. Latter-day Saint settlements were made in the San Luis Valley in the 1870s and 1880s.

The Plains Indians of Colorado, including the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, the Kiowa, and the Comanche, had largely been removed to Indian Territory in Oklahoma by 1870. The Ute Indians living in western Colorado did not give up their lands to white settlement until after 1880, when most of them were moved to reservations in Utah.


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Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties:
Carbonate | Greenwood | Guadalupe | Uncompahgre


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