El Paso County, Colorado Genealogy

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County Courthouse


Parent County

1861--El Paso County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. In 1859 it was formed from old Arapahoe County in the territory of Kansas. El Paso county was created by the Colorado legislature on November 1, 1861, and was one of Colorado's original 17 counties.  It includes approximately 2130 square miles and has a mountainous western side changing to high plains in the east.  The altitude ranges from mountain heights of 14,110 feet (4301 m) at the summit of Pikes Peak to 5,095 feet (1569 m) on the plains. County seat: Colorado Springs [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

 Calhan | Colorado Springs | Fountain | Green Mountain Falls | Manitou Springs | Monument | Palmer Lake | Ramah

Neighboring Counties

Crowley, Douglas, Elbert, Fremont, Lincoln, Pueblo, Teller



Colorado Springs City Cemetery Page - Includes a burial search (requires registration)

Evergreen Cemetery

1005 S. Hancock Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
Office Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. - Noon | Phone: (719) 578-6646 | Fax: (719) 578-6077

Fairview Cemetery

1000 S. 26th Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
Office Hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday by appointment | Phone: (719) 578-6638
Gate hours for visitation: Summer (Mid April through Mid October) 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Winter (Mid October through Mid April) 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Court Records



LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Colorado Springs


El Paso County Old Age Pension Records 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the El Paso County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Date and Amount of pension payment
  • Any adjustments to the pension
  • Person's age
  • Town nearest to where they lived
  • Other Actions done by the County


The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the El Paso County Divorce Records for the period 1903 to 1941 on-line.


Local Histories






Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Societies and Libraries

Manitou Springs Public Library
701 Manitou Ave
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Telephone: (719) 685-5206
Website manitousprings.colibraries.org/

Pikes Peak Library District
20 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Telephone: (719) 531-6333
Website www.library.ppld.org/

Security Public Library
715 Aspen Drive
Security, CO 80911
Telephone: (719) 391-3191
Website www.securitypubliclibrary.org/

Old Colorado City Historical Society
1 South 24th Street
Colorado Springs.Colorado 80904
Telephone 719-636-1225
Website http://history.oldcolo.com/

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1262
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Website http://hometownchronicles.com/co/elpaso/ppgspubs.htm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center
150 Pine Ave
Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
Telephone: 719-634-0572
Colorado Springs East
4955 Meadowland Blvd Colorado Springs
El Paso, Colorado, United States Telephone: 719-268-9185
Colorado Springs North
8710 Lexington Dr
Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
Telephone: 719-534-9621
Fountain Colorado
1310 Aero Plaza Dr
Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
Telephone: 719-550-2867
These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
Contact Center for open hours as they vary.

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).