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Carbon County, Wyoming (Map It) was created on December 16, 1868 as one of the original five counties. The county was named for the vast coal beds in the county..
Carbon County is bordered by Sweetwater County, Wyoming (west), Fremont County, Natrona County, Wyoming (north), Converse County, Wyoming (northeast), Albany County, Wyoming (east), Jackson County, Colorado, Routt County, Colorado (south), Moffat County, Colorado (southwest).
Carbon County Cities and Towns include Rawlins, Baggs, Dixon, Elk Mountain, Grand Encampment, Hanna, Medicine Bow, Riverside, Saratoga, Sinclair.
Carbon County, Wyoming Courthouse Records
Carbon County, WY 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 Carbon County record dates below are from the earliest date to present time.
- Carbon County Clerk & Recorder's Office responsibilities which include maintaining records of land transactions (deeds, mortgages, subdivisions, mineral leases, etc) and ssue Wyoming Marriage Licenses. They have Marriage Records from 1870 and Land Records from 1867.
- Carbon County Clerk of District Court has many responsibilities which include the administration of estates, probate of wills, the appointment of guardians and is responsible for filing and maintaining records of all court proceedings and documents of both civil and criminal nature. They have has Probate Records from 1875 and Court Records from 1870 .
Carbon County, Wyoming Census Records
- Learn More: State of Wyoming Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1870, 1880 (free index), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- 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
Carbon County, Wyoming Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Wyoming Vital Records
- Birth Records: from 1909 to present
- Marriage, Divorce and Death Records: from previous 50 years to present records more than 50 years old should be obtained from the Wyoming State Archives
- Locations: Wyoming Office of Vital Statistics, Wyoming State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Vital Statistics Services, 2300 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002; (307) 777-7591
Carbon County, Wyoming Resources
- Carbon County Historical Society, P.O. Box 52, Rawlins WY 82301
- Grand Encampment Historical Society
- Hanna Basin Historical Society
- Parco/Sinclair Historical Society, P.O. Box 247, Sinclair WY 82334
- Saratoga Historical Society / Museum
- Carbon County, Wyoming Message Boards
- Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy Forum