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:''This article is about the western state of the U.S. For other uses, see [[Colorado (disambiguation)]].''<br><br>
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Most pre-statehood settlers of Colorado began arriving at the time of the gold rush of 1858. They came from the northeastern and midwestern states, especially New York, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Some came from the New Mexico Territory, and a few settlers came from the southern states, the Pacific Coast, and from other countries including England, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Scotland, and Wales. Latter-day Saint settlements were made in the San Luis Valley in the 1870s and 1880s.
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The Plains Indians of Colorado, including the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, the Kiowa, and the Comanche, had largely been removed to Indian Territory in Oklahoma by 1870. The Ute Indians living in western Colorado did not give up their lands to white settlement until after 1880, when most of them were moved to reservations in Utah.
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== Counties  ==
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*[[Adams County, Colorado|Adams]]
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*[[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]]
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*[[Arapahoe County, Colorado|Arapahoe]]
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*[[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]]
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*[[Baca County, Colorado|Baca]]
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*[[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]]
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*[[Boulder County, Colorado|Boulder]]
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*[[Broomfield County, Colorado|Broomfield]]
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*[[Chaffee County, Colorado|Chaffee]]
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*[[Cheyenne County, Colorado|Cheyenne]]
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*[[Clear Creek County, Colorado|Clear Creek]]
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*[[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]]
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*[[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]]
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*[[Crowley County, Colorado|Crowley]]
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*[[Custer County, Colorado|Custer]]
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*[[Delta County, Colorado|Delta]]
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*[[Denver County, Colorado|Denver]]
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*[[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]]
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*[[Douglas County, Colorado|Douglas]]
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*[[Eagle County, Colorado|Eagle]]
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*[[Elbert County, Colorado|Elbert]]
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*[[El Paso County, Colorado|El Paso]]
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*[[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]]
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*[[Garfield County, Colorado|Garfield]]
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*[[Gilpin County, Colorado|Gilpin]]
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*[[Grand County, Colorado|Grand]]
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*[[Gunnison County, Colorado|Gunnison]]
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*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]
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*[[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]]
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*[[Jackson County, Colorado|Jackson]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Colorado|Jefferson]]
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*[[Kiowa County, Colorado|Kiowa]]
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*[[Kit Carson County, Colorado|Kit Carson]]
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*[[Lake County, Colorado|Lake]]
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*[[La Plata County, Colorado|La Plata]]
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*[[Larimer County, Colorado|Larimer]]
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*[[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Colorado|Lincoln]]
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*[[Logan County, Colorado|Logan]]
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*[[Mesa County, Colorado|Mesa]]
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*[[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]]
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*[[Moffat County, Colorado|Moffat]]
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*[[Montezuma County, Colorado|Montezuma]]
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*[[Montrose County, Colorado|Montrose]]
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*[[Morgan County, Colorado|Morgan]]
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*[[Otero County, Colorado|Otero]]
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*[[Ouray County, Colorado|Ouray]]
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*[[Park County, Colorado|Park]]
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*[[Phillips County, Colorado|Phillips]]
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*[[Pitkin County, Colorado|Pitkin]]
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*[[Prowers County, Colorado|Prowers]]
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*[[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]]
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*[[Rio Blanco County, Colorado|Rio Blanco]]
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*[[Rio Grande County, Colorado|Rio Grande]]
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*[[Routt County, Colorado|Routt]]
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*[[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]]
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*[[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan]]
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*[[San Miguel County, Colorado|San Miguel]]
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*[[Sedgwick County, Colorado|Sedgwick]]
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*[[Summit County, Colorado|Summit]]
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*[[Teller County, Colorado|Teller]]
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*[[Washington County, Colorado|Washington]]
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*[[Weld County, Colorado|Weld]]
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*[[Yuma County, Colorado|Yuma]]
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties: ''' [[Arapahoe (KS) County, Colorado|Arapahoe&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Broderick County, Kansas|Broderick&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Carbonate County, Colorado|Carbonate]] | [[El Paso County, Kansas|El&nbsp;Paso&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Fremont County, Kansas|Fremont&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Greenwood County, Colorado|Greenwood]] | [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe]] | [[Montana County, Kansas|Montana&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Mora County, Colorado|Mora&nbsp;(NM)]] | [[North Park County, Colorado|North Park]] | [[Oro County, Kansas|Oro&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Peketon County, Kansas|Peketon&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos&nbsp;(NM)]] | [[Uncompahgre County, Colorado|Uncompahgre]] | [[Washington (old) County, Kansas|Washington&nbsp;(KS old)]]
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== Research Tools  ==
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*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/colorado.html Colorado State and County Genealogy Records Resources]<br>
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Colorado/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[http://www.cogenweb.com/ The Colorado GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/cofiles.htm USGenWeb Archives Project for Colorado], collected genealogical information.&nbsp; Also has [http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchco.htm search] page<br>
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cotttp/ Colorado Trails to the Past] -&nbsp; free online genealogical &amp; historical information<br>
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/socadmin/co.html USGenNet Index for Colorado], links to various genealogical sites/organization for Colorado.<br>
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/colorado/ Access Genealogy: Colorado Genealogy] has a wealth of information.<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-l/USA/co.html Roots-L Colorado Resources] - Colorado Genealogical and Historical Resources on the Net<br>
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*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/colorado.html Family History 101 Colorado] -&nbsp; State of Colorado Genealogy, Family History, Ancestry and Records Resources<br>
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/co.htm Cyndi's List] of Genealogical Sites on the Internet for Colorado
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Colorado.pdf BYU Research Outline for Colorado]&nbsp; - downloads PDF file. <br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=30 FamilySearch Historical Record Collections ]for Colorado
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'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''
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*[[Colorado 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Colorado 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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This article is about the western state of the U.S. For other uses, see Colorado (disambiguation).

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Colorado

Welcome to Colorado,
the Centennial State

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Most pre-statehood settlers of Colorado began arriving at the time of the gold rush of 1858. They came from the northeastern and midwestern states, especially New York, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Some came from the New Mexico Territory, and a few settlers came from the southern states, the Pacific Coast, and from other countries including England, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Scotland, and Wales. Latter-day Saint settlements were made in the San Luis Valley in the 1870s and 1880s.

The Plains Indians of Colorado, including the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, the Kiowa, and the Comanche, had largely been removed to Indian Territory in Oklahoma by 1870. The Ute Indians living in western Colorado did not give up their lands to white settlement until after 1880, when most of them were moved to reservations in Utah.

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Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Arapahoe (KS) | Broderick (KS) | Carbonate | El Paso (KS) | Fremont (KS) | Greenwood | Guadalupe | Montana (KS) | Mora (NM) | North Park | Oro (KS) | Peketon (KS) | Taos (NM) | Uncompahgre | Washington (KS old)

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