La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy

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County Courthouse 


 Parent County

1874--La Plata County was created 10 February 1874 from Conejos and Lake Counties

  •  County seat: Durango [1] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss 

Populated Places

Cities and Towns (* incorporated)


• Bondad
• Breen
• Carbon
• Junction
• Columbus
Durango* (county seat)
• Falfa
• Florida
• Gem-Village
• Grandview
Hermosa 2
Ignacio* 2
• La Boca
• La Plata
• La Posta
• Loma Linda
• Mayday
• Oxford
• Pinon Acres
• Rockwood
• Tacoma
• Tiffany
• Trimble
• Vallecito
Neighboring Counties *Archuleta *Dolores *Hinsdale *Montezuma *San Juan *San Juan County, New Mexico == Resources == ==== Cemeteries ==== *Allison Tiffany *Animas *Bayfield *Bondad *Crestview Memorial Garden *Elco *Family *Florida *Greenmount *Hay Gulch *Hermosa *Hesperus *Ignacio East *Ignacio West *Kline *La Boca *La Posta *Marvel *Ouray Memorial *Oxford *Redmesa   2 *Shreck *Thompson 
*Three Rivers *Tiffany ==== Census ==== ==== Church ==== LDS Ward and Branch Records *Allison *Durango *Kline *Pine River *Redmesa ==== Court ==== An Index of the WPA Employment Case Files between 1935 and 1942  was compiled from the official record of the Colorado Department of Public Welfare, La Plata County Office. The information containedFeedback in the record generally shows: *Name of the applicant  *Date of the filing *Case number *Name(s) and location of next of kin *Date applicant accepted for employment *Military service dates *General work experience record and qualifications. ==== Land ==== ==== Local Histories ==== ==== Maps ==== ==== Military ==== ==== Newspapers ==== ==== Probate ==== ==== Taxation ==== ==== Vital Records ==== Colorado Vital Records Search == Societies and Libraries == Pine River Public Library District/Bayfield
395 Center Drive
Bayfield, CO 81122
Phone: (970) 884-2222
Durango Public Library
1188 E Second Ave
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 375-3380
Ignacio Library District
470 Goddard Ave
Ignacio, CO 81137
Phone: (970) 563-9287
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Centers
Durango Colorado
2 Hilltop Cir
Durango, LaPlata, Colorado, United States
Telephone: 970-259-1061
Redmesa Colorado Ward
6848 State Hwy 140
Redmesa, LaPlata, Colorado, United States
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 == *Family History Library Catalog *La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium) == References ==
  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).