Arapahoe County, Colorado Genealogy Guide

Arapahoe County, Colorado (Map It) was created on November 1, 1861 as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado. Arapahoe County was named for the Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory, which in turn was named for the Arapaho Nation of Native Americans.. Learn More About State of Colorado History

Arapahoe County is bordered by Saguache County (north), Huerfano County (east), Costilla County (southeasat), Conejos County (southwest), Rio Grande County (west).

Arapahoe County Cities and Towns include Aurora, Bennett, Bow Mar, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Columbine Valley, Deer Trail, Englewood, Foxfield, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Littleton, Sheridan.

A Map of Arapahoe County, Colorado contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Arapahoe County, Colorado Courthouse Records

Arapahoe County, Colorado Courthouse
Arapahoe County, CO Courthouse

The Arapahoe County Courthouse is located in Littleton, Colorado. Learn More About State of Colorado Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Arapahoe county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Arapahoe County Clerk & Recorder has Marriage Records from 1860–1903 and has Land Records from 1861. The County Clerk & Recorder is responsible for recording deeds, marriage licenses, issuing passports, titling and registering automobiles, issuing driver's licenses, registering voters, administering elections and maintaining records for the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Arapahoe County Clerk of Courts Most records for Denver prior to 1902 have been deposited with the Colorado State Archives. Early land records, surveys, post offices, and territorial government papers are extant for Arapahoe County, and some are located in both the Colorado and Kansas historical societies. However, typical county records such as probate or county court minutes do not exist for the early territorial period of the county before state formation.
    • Probate Records: 1902
    • Court Records: 1902
  • Alamosa County Public Health Department has Birth / Death Records from 1872–1902 / 1887–1902; At Colorado Department of Health, Vital Records Section.

Arapahoe County, Colorado Census Records

Arapahoe County, Colorado Vital Records

Arapahoe County, Colorado Resources

Arapahoe County, Colorado External Links

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