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Chaffee County, Colorado (Map It) was created on February 10, 1879 from Carbonate County. Chaffee County was named in honor of Jerome Bunty Chaffee, one of Colorado's first two U.S. Senators from 1876 to 1879.. Learn More About State of Colorado History
Chaffee County Cities and Towns include Americus, Belleview, Browns Canon, Buena Vista, Centerville, Cleora, Futurity, Garfield, Granite, Hamilton, Johnson Village, Maysville, Newett, Poncha Springs, Princeton, Riverside, Rockdale, St. Elmo, Salida, Smeltertown, Stonewall, Turret, Vicksburg, Winfield.
A Map of Chaffee County, Colorado contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Chaffee County, Colorado Courthouse Records
Chaffee County, CO Courthouse
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 Chaffee 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.Formerly Lake County until 1879.
- Chaffee County Clerk & Recorder has Marriage Records from 1866 and has Land Records from 1879?. 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.
- Chaffee County Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1879? and has Court Records from 1879?.
- Chaffee County Health Department has Birth / Death Records from 1884–1907
Chaffee County, Colorado Census Records
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- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: 1885
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Chaffee County, Colorado Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Colorado Vital Records
- Birth Records: from July 1910 to present.
- Marriage Records: None, but are available from the County Clerk of District Court.
- Death Records: from 1900 to present.
- Divorce Records: None, but are available from the County Clerk of District Court.
- Locations: Vital Records Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, HSVRD-VS-A1, Denver, CO 80246-1530; PH (916) (303) 692-2224 General, (303) 756-4464 Information.
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Verification, Divorce Verification, Death Certificate Applications.
Chaffee County, Colorado Resources
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