Douglas County, Colorado Genealogy Guide

Douglas County, Colorado (Map It) was created on November 1, 1861 as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado. Douglas County was named in honor of Stephen Arnold Douglas, (1813 - 1861), U.S. Senator from Illinois from 1847 to 1861.. Learn More About State of Colorado History

Douglas County is bordered by Jefferson County (west), Arapahoe County (north), Elbert County (east), El Paso County (southeast), Teller County (south).

Douglas County Cities and Towns include Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Larkspur, Littleton, Lone Tree, Parker.

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

Douglas County, Colorado Courthouse Records

Douglas County, Colorado Courthouse
Douglas County, CO Courthouse

The Douglas County Courthouse is located in Castle Rock, Colorado. Original county seat at Franktown. Small part of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Reservations added in 1870. Courthouse burned in 1978 but minimal loss of records. 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 Douglas 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.

  • Douglas County Clerk & Recorder has Marriage Records from 1864 and has Land Records from 1863. 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.
  • Douglas County Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1861? and has Court Records from 1861?.
  • Tri-County Health Department has Birth / Death Records from 1894–1908

Douglas County, Colorado Census Records

Douglas County, Colorado Vital Records

Douglas County, Colorado Resources

Douglas County, Colorado External Links

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