Bent County, Colorado Genealogy Guide

Bent County, Colorado (Map It) was created on February 6, 1874 from Huerfano County and former Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal land. Bent County was named in honor of frontier trader William Bent.. Learn More About State of Colorado History

Bent County is bordered by  Kiowa County (north), Prowers County (east), Baca County (southeast), Las-Animas County (southwest), Otero County (west).

Bent County Cities and Towns include Able, Boggsville, Caddoa, Fort Lyon, Hasty, Hilton, Las Animas (county seat), Marlman, McClave, Melina, Ninaview.

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

Bent County, Colorado Courthouse Records

Bent County, Colorado Courthouse
Bent County, CO Courthouse

The Bent County Courthouse is located in Las Animas, Colorado. Greenwood dissolved in 1874 to Bent and Elbert counties. 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 Bent 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.

  • Bent County Clerk & Recorder has Marriage Records from 1888 and has Land Records from 1874?. 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.
  • Bent County Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1874? and has Court Records from 1874?.
  • Bent County Public Health Agency has Birth / Death Records from ?

Bent County, Colorado Census Records

Bent County, Colorado Vital Records

Bent County, Colorado Resources

Bent County, Colorado External Links

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