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=== County Courthouse  ===

Revision as of 02:21, 20 February 2013

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Online Records

Costilla County, Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Founded January 9, 1852
County Seat San Luis
Address Costilla County Courthouse
354 Main St PO Box 100
San Luis, CO 81152-0100
Phone: 719.672.3372

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1853;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[1]

Quick Facts

Parent County

  • Before 1861 this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 1 November 1861: Costilla County was created as an original county. County seat: San Luis.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Barnum
  • Crestmoor (Denver)
  • Dale E.
  • Denver
  • Denver 1
  • Denver 2
  • Denver N.
  • East Dale

Court Records

Land and Property



Military Records


Poor Records

The Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the Costilla County Poor Records, 1890-1932 on-line.  Read more aboutCostilla_County,_ColoradoPoor Record Index 1890-1932. ]

Probate Records


Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search


Societies and Libraries

Costilla County Public Library
PO Box 351
418 Gasper Street
San Luis, CO 81152
Phone: (719) 672-3309

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 98, Costilla County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  3. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  5. Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.