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United StatesGotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Teller County

Guide to Teller County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Cripple Creek
Organized: March 23, 1899
Parent County(s): El Paso [1]
Neighboring Counties
Douglas  • El Paso  • Fremont  • Jefferson  • Park
See County Maps
Location Map
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County Information


County Courthouse

Teller County Courthouse
101 W Bennett Ave
Cripple Creek, CO 80813-0959
Phone: 719.689.2951
Teller County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1899
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records[2]

Teller County, Colorado Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1904 [3]*
 1899 [3]*
1902-1908 [3]*
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • 1899 March 23: Teller County was created from El Paso County.
  • County seat: Cripple Creek[1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in Teller County, Colorado:

History Timeline


Bible Records


Business, Commerce, and Occupations


Cemeteries of Teller County, Colorado online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information
  • Tombstone Inscriptions of Teller County, Colorado, is a publication completed in 2002 by members of the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society. It includes information on all known burial sites in the county, maps, sexton records where available, and inscriptions. Because so many burials in the Cripple Creek mining district County are unmarked, it also includes known information on miners' deaths, prostitutes' deaths, indexes of extant mortuary books, and more.

Census Records

In 1860, present-day Colorado was enumerated in the Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories. Colorado Territory was created in 1861 and was enumerated as such in the 1870 Census. A state census was taken in 1885 for Colorado.[4] See links listed below.

For tips on accessing RogersBA/Sandbox CO 61 census records online, see: Colorado Census.

  • 1860-1940 Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at — index/images

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Colorado denominations, view the Colorado Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Numerous records are available at Colorado Archives. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes



Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Colorado Land and Property for additional information about early Colorado land grants.

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where current records are also housed.

Local Histories

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Maps and Gazetteers



Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship


For more information, see Colorado Newspapers.

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as RogersBA/Sandbox CO 61 newspapers in online catalogs like:


Other Records


Probate Records

Probate records have been kept by the county courts. Colorado probate records include bonds, affidavits, letters, claims, appraisals, fee accounts, minutes, judgments, dockets, calendars, case files, and wills. The Family History Library does not have copies of probate records from Colorado.

You may obtain copies of documents from the clerk's office in the county courthouse.

Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

Colorado tax records complement land records and can be used as supplements to censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records. To find tax records in the FamilySearch Catalog, do a Place Search for the county.

Colorado State Archives has put the Teller County Inheritance Tax Records Index for 1917-1936 online.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Vital Records Section Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Colorado.

Colorado Vital Records Search


Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. [5]



Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [5]


Research Facilities


The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for RogersBA/Sandbox CO 61 in this online database Archives Search. For a full list of online holdings, click here.
1880-1939 Divorce Index
1883-1900 Mine Accidents, Non - fatal
1897-1920 Horseshoers
1936-1942 Civilian Conservation Corps Enrollments
1966-1968 Vietnam Deaths

1894-1971 Teller County Wills
1917-1936 Teller County Inheritance Tax

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.


Southern Teller County School/Public Library District
410 B Street
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Telephone: 719-689-2800

Rampart Library District/Woodland Park/Florissant
218 E. Midland
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Telephone: 719-687-9281


Cripple Creek District Museum
P.O. Box 1210
510 Bennett Dr.
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Telephone: (719) 689-2634
Holds early mortuary books, extensive family files, more.


Ute Pass Historical Society
222 East Midland Ave.
Woodland Park, CO 80863
PO Box 6875
Woodland Park, CO 80866
Telephone: 719) 686-7512


Research Guides


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Teller County, Colorado. Page 101 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 94.
  4. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 51-54; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 86. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08.