Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Elbert County Courthouse
215 Comanche Street
Kiowa, CO 80117-0037
Phone 303.621.3129

County Clerk has marriage records from 1893
and land records from 1874 Clerk of Combined
Courts has divorce, probate and court records[1]


Parent County

1874--Elbert County was created 2 February 1874 from Douglas and Greenwood Counties. Greenwood County was abolished in 1874.
County seat: Kiowa [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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



Elbert County Old Age Pension Records 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Elbert County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Date and Amount of pension payment
  • Any adjustments to the pension
  • Person's age
  • Town nearest to where they lived
  • Other Actions done by the County


Local Histories





Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the Elbert County Will Record for the years 1887-1966 on-line

School Records

Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the record of those students who achieved an eighth grade promotion for the years 1918 - 1930 on-line.  The Index shows the name, date, address, school name and district number.


Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Societies and Libraries

Elbert County Library District
239 Main Street
Elizabeth, CO 80107
Telephone: 303- 646-3792
Website www2.youseemore.com/ecld/Default.asp

Elbert County Historical Society
515 Comanche Street (Highway 86)
PO Box 43
Kiowa, Colorado 80117
Website http://www.elbertcountymuseum.org/index.htm

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elbert County, Colorado. Page 98 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).