Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy Guide

Las Animas County, Colorado (Map It) was created on February 9, 1866 from Huerfano County. Las Animas County was named for the Animas River, which was originally named el Rio de las Animas Perdidas, which is Spanish for the River of the Souls in Purgatory.Learn More About State of Colorado History

Las Animas County is bordered by Otero County (north), Pueblo County (north), Bent County (northeast), Baca County (east), Union County, New Mexico (south), Colfax County, New Mexico (southwest), Costilla County (west), Huerfano County (northwest).

Las Animas County Cities and Towns include Aguilar, Boncarbo, Branson, Cokedale, Delhi, Hoehne, Jansen, Kim, Ludlow, Model, Segundo, Sopris, Starkville, Thatcher, Trinchera, Trinidad, Tyrone, Villegreen, Weston.

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

Las Animas County, Colorado Courthouse Records

Las Animas County, Colorado Courthouse
Las Animas County, CO Courthouse

The Las Animas County Courthouse is located in Trinidad, 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 Las Animas 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.

  • Las Animas County Clerk & Recorder has Marriage Records from 1868 and has Land Records from 1866?. 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.
  • Las Animas County Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1866? and has Court Records from 1866?.
  • Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department has Birth / Death Records from 1893–96 / 1893–1904; Also, city of Trinidad 1893–1907

Las Animas County, Colorado Census Records

Las Animas County, Colorado Vital Records

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