El Paso County, Colorado Genealogy

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History and Tidbits

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.


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

Unincorporated Communities

County Government Site

The El Paso County web site

Neighboring Counties

Douglas | Elbert | Lincoln | Crowley | Pueblo | Fremont | Teller



Court Records

The Colorado State Archives has put a name only index to the El Paso County Divorce Records for the period 1902 to 1941 on-line.

Colorado Springs

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.

Genealogy and History Websites