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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, 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 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
- Learn More: State of Colorado Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: 1885
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Las Animas 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.
Las Animas County, Colorado Resources
- Trinidad History Society and Museum, 312 E Main St., Trinidad CO 81082-2713
- Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society
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