El Paso County, Colorado Genealogy

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Parent County

El Paso county was created by the Colorado legislature on November 1, 1861, from old Arapahoe County in the territory of Kansas and was one of Colorado's original 17 counties.  It became an original county in the Colorado Territory in 1861.  It includes approximately 2130 square miles and has a mountainous western side changing to high plains in the east.  The altitude ranges from mountain heights of 14,110 feet (4301 m) at the summit of Pikes Peak to 5,095 feet (1569 m) on the plains.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

 Calhan | Colorado Springs | Fountain | Green Mountain Falls | Manitou Springs | Monument | Palmer Lake | Ramah

Neighboring Counties

Douglas | Elbert | Lincoln | Crowley | Pueblo | Fremont | Teller



Colorado Springs City Cemetery Page - Includes a burial search (requires registration)

Evergreen Cemetery

1005 S. Hancock Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
Office Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. - Noon | Phone: (719) 578-6646 | Fax: (719) 578-6077

Fairview Cemetery

1000 S. 26th Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
Office Hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday by appointment | Phone: (719) 578-6638
Gate hours for visitation: Summer (Mid April through Mid October) 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Winter (Mid October through Mid April) 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Court Records





The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the El Paso County Divorce Records for the period 1903 to 1941 on-line.


Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • Family History Library Catalog for this county.

The [http://www.elpasoco.com/ El Paso County web site