Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy

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Guide to Huerfano County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Huerfano County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Huerfano County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Founded January 9, 1852
County Seat Walsenburg
Address Huerfano County Courthouse
401 Main St #204
Walsenburg, CO 81089-2034
Phone: 719.738.2380
Huerfano County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and Court records[1]


Parent County

  • Before 1861 this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.

1861 Huerfano County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. County seat: Walsenburg.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories




Poor Records

Colorado State Archives has put the Huerfano County Poor Record Index on-line for 1916-1923



Colorado State Archives has put the Huerfano County Inheritance Tax Records Index for 1910-1940 on-line.

Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Societies and Libraries

Spanish Peaks Library District
323 N Main Street
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Phone: (719) 738-2774

La Veta Regional Library District
310 South Main Street
La Veta, CO 81055
Phone: (719) 742-3572

Huerfano County Historical Society
PO Box 977
La Veta, CO 81055

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 99, Huerfano County, Colorado. 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. Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.