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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage and land records;<br>Clerk district Court has divorce, probate and court&nbsp;<br>records<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fremont County, Colorado. Page 98 ; .</ref>  
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County Clerk has marriage and land records; Clerk district Court has divorce, probate and court records <ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fremont County, Colorado. Page 98 ; .</ref>  
  
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1884-1907*<br></center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1884-1907*<br></center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1874 <ref name="red book">Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources (Salt Lake City, Utah : Ancestry Pub., 2004), ppp. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.</ref><br></center>
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Fremont County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Fremont County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Fremont County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Fremont County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Fremont County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Fremont County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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=== County Seat  ===
 
=== County Seat  ===
  
Canon City <ref>&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;I&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/I&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Canon City <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
'''1861--'''Fremont County was created 1 November 1861 as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado. It was created in 1859 from the old Arapahoe County in the territory of Kansas.  
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'''1861--'''Fremont County was created 1 November 1861 as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado. It was created in 1859 from the old Arapahoe County in the territory of Kansas.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
Cities and towns to be found in Fremont County include Brookside, Cañon City, Coal Creek, Cotopaxi, Florence, Lincoln Park, Penrose, Rockvale, and Williamsburg.  
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=== Cities and towns in Fremont County  ===
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Cities and towns to be found in Fremont County include:
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*Brookside  
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*Cañon City  
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*Coal Creek  
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*Cotopaxi  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence,_Colorado Florence], incorporated in 1887. "[http://www.hauntedcolorado.net/Florence.html The antique capital of Colorado]."
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*Lincoln Park  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penrose,_Colorado Penrose]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockvale,_Colorado Rockvale]
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[http://www.rockvalepages.com/ Coal mining history]
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*Williamsburg.
  
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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*[[Teller County, Colorado|Teller]]
 
*[[Teller County, Colorado|Teller]]
  
=== Gazetteers and Other Print Sources ===
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=== Gazetteers and Other Print Sources ===
  
*'''Southern Colorado Historical and Descriptive of Fremont and Custer Counties With Their Principal Towns. Canon City and Other Towns. Fremont County . . . With a Description of the Immense (etc.).'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Author, Anonymous. This book, published before 1923, is available as a reprint from Amazon.com.
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*'''Southern Colorado Historical and Descriptive of Fremont and Custer Counties With Their Principal Towns. Canon City and Other Towns. Fremont County . . . With a Description of the Immense (etc.).'''Author, Anonymous. This book, published before 1923, is available as a reprint from Amazon.com.
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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=== Business Records and Commerce  ===
 
=== Business Records and Commerce  ===
  
=== Cemeteries <br> ===
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=== Cemeteries ===
  
 
Sources for information and tombstone photos for Fremont County, Colorado cemeteries:  
 
Sources for information and tombstone photos for Fremont County, Colorado cemeteries:  
  
[http://coloradogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=22 Colorado Gravestones]&nbsp;Photo Project. Lists some '''Fremont County '''cemeteries by name; includes links to the cemetery with names and links to tombstone photos.  
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[http://coloradogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=22 Colorado Gravestones]Photo Project. Lists some '''Fremont County '''cemeteries by name; includes links to the cemetery with names and links to tombstone photos.  
  
 
[http://www.colorado-cemeteries.com/ Colorado-Cemeteries.com]. A site with good general information about cemeteries and tombstones, plus links to a list of Fremont County cemeteries.  
 
[http://www.colorado-cemeteries.com/ Colorado-Cemeteries.com]. A site with good general information about cemeteries and tombstones, plus links to a list of Fremont County cemeteries.  
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===== Cemeteries of Canon City, Fremont County, CO  =====
 
===== Cemeteries of Canon City, Fremont County, CO  =====
  
This is not an all-inclusive list. All links in this section, unless otherwise noted,&nbsp;to the [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/fremont.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project, Colorado, Fremont Co].  
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This is not an all-inclusive list. All links in this section, unless otherwise noted,to the [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/fremont.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project, Colorado, Fremont Co].  
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/fremont/costones/holycross.htm Abbey Cemetery ](aka Holy Cross Abbey Cemetery <br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/fremont/costones/holycross.htm Abbey Cemetery ] (aka Holy Cross Abbey Cemetery)
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/co/fremont/cemeteries/gardenpk.txt Garden Park Cemetery] <br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/co/fremont/cemeteries/gardenpk.txt Garden Park Cemetery]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/fremont/costones/greenwood.htm Greenwood Pioneer Cemetery]&nbsp; Est. c.1870s.<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/fremont/costones/greenwood.htm Greenwood Pioneer Cemetery] Est. c.1870s  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/fremont/costones/ioof.htm I.O.O.F. Cemetery]&nbsp; Est. c.1870s. ''Note'': Sometimes the Greenwood Cemetery and IOOF Cemetery are linked together because of their close proximity--across the street from one another. <br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/fremont/costones/ioof.htm I.O.O.F. Cemetery] Est. c.1870s. ''Note'': Sometimes the Greenwood Cemetery and IOOF Cemetery are linked together because of their close proximity - across the street from one another.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/fremont/costones/lakeside.htm Lakeside Cemetery]&nbsp;Est. c.1877.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/fremont/costones/lakeside.htm Lakeside Cemetery] Est. c.1877.
  
 
===== Other Cemeteries of Fremont County  =====
 
===== Other Cemeteries of Fremont County  =====
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==== Local History  ====
 
==== Local History  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/co/fremont/history/1864co.txt Crossing The Plains in 1864 and Early History of Fremont County], by William H. Callen.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Contributed by '''Robyn Michele Asimus''', the&nbsp;ggg-grand-daughter of John Vance Callen <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; and Sarah Jane Moore Callen and the gg-grand-daughter of Mary Ellen Callen Coffman. <br>
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The county is named for explorer and presidential candidate [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Fr%C3%A9mont John C. Fremont ](1813-1890), called by historians the Great Pathfinder.  
  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/co/fremont/history/1864co.txt Crossing The Plains in 1864 and Early History of Fremont County], by William H. Callen.
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
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[[Colorado in the Civil War|Colorado in the Civil War]], a FamilySearch wiki page.
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[[Colorado Military Records|Colorado Military Records]], a FamilySearch wiki page.
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[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/military-records Military Records], Colorado State Archives
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[http://history.denverlibrary.org/research/civil_war_gar/ Colorado Grand Army of the Republic ](G.A.R.), Western History and Genealogy, Denver Public Library
  
 
=== Mortality Schedules  ===
 
=== Mortality Schedules  ===
  
*'''1880 Mortality Schedule for Fremont County'''. Persons who died the year ending May 31, 1880. Name; age; sex; color; whether single, married, widowed, or divorced; place of birth; where father born; where mother born; profession, occupation, or trade; month in which the person died; disease or cause of death; how long a resident of the county?; place where disease was contracted, if not Fremont County; name of attending physician. This schedule is available at Ancestry.com.
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*'''1880 Mortality Schedule for Fremont County'''. This schedule is available at Ancestry.com.
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:Persons who died the year ending May 31, 1880.  
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:Name; age; sex; color; whether single, married, widowed, or divorced  
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:place of birth; where father born; where mother born;  
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:profession, occupation, or trade;  
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:month in which the person died;  
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:disease or cause of death;  
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:how long a resident of the county?;  
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:place where disease was contracted, if not Fremont County;  
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:name of attending physician.
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
  
=== <br>Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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See the FamilySearch wiki page for [[Colorado Naturalization and Citizenship|Colorado Naturalization and Citizenship.]]
  
 
=== Newspapers and Obituaries  ===
 
=== Newspapers and Obituaries  ===
  
Microfilm of years of the ''Canon City Daily Record ''are housed at the [http://ccpl.lib.co.us/History_Old/HistoryCtr/HistoryCtr.html Royal Gorge Museum and History Center]. Contact the RGM&amp;HC for specific years.  
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Microfilm of years of the ''Canon City Daily Record'' are housed at the [http://ccpl.lib.co.us/History_Old/HistoryCtr/HistoryCtr.html Royal Gorge Museum and History Center]. Contact them for specific years.  
  
{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Adams}} <br>
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Adams}}  
  
 
=== Periodicals  ===
 
=== Periodicals  ===
  
*''The Colorado Magazine ''was published by the Colorado Historical Society from 1923 to 1980 and contains hundreds of articles about significant Colorado and Western people and events. Since 1980, the quarterly has been titled ''Colorado Heritage''.
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*''The Colorado Magazine'' was published by the '''Colorado Historical Society '''from 1923 to 1980 and contains hundreds of articles about significant Colorado and Western people and events. Since 1980, the quarterly has been titled ''Colorado Heritage''. (Denver)
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*''Pinon Whispers'', published quarterly by the '''Southeastern Colorado Genealogy Society'''. (Pueblo)
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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{{CO Probate Intro}}  
 
{{CO Probate Intro}}  
  
=== Public and Vital&nbsp;Records  ===
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=== Public and Vital Records  ===
  
 
==== Birth  ====
 
==== Birth  ====
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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. <ref name="registrar">Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov</ref><br>
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==== Marriage  ====
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[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1942851 Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995]. Includes Fremont County. '''FamilySearch''' collection. Fremont County records:
  
==== Marriage ====
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*Marriage certificate index, 1925-1929
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*Marriage certificates and licenses, 1874-1876
  
 
==== Death  ====
 
==== Death  ====
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" /><br>
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==== Divorce  ====
  
==== Divorce ====
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[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2043439 Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1930]. These records are found at '''FamilySearch'''. The index is arranged in alphabetical order.
  
 
==== School Records  ====
 
==== School Records  ====
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==== Archives  ====
 
==== Archives  ====
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{{CO Archives}}
  
 
==== Courthouse  ====
 
==== Courthouse  ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|FamilySearch Centers]] are branches of the [[Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research. <br>
 
*[[Canon City Colorado Family History Center]]
 
*[[Canon City Colorado Family History Center]]
  
 
==== Libraries  ====
 
==== Libraries  ====
  
*Canon City Public Library<br>516 Macon Ave<br>Canon City, CO 81212<br>Phone: (719) 269-9020<br>Website [http://ccpl.lib.co.us/ ccpl.lib.co.us/]
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*Canon City Public Library
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Canon City,CO 81212  
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Website [http://ccpl.lib.co.us/ ccpl.lib.co.us/]  
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*Cotopaxi School/Community Library
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0345 County Road 12
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Cotopaxi, CO 81223
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Phone: (719) 942-4131
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*John C. Fremont Library District (Florence)
  
*Cotopaxi School/Community Library<br>0345 County Road 12<br>Cotopaxi, CO 81223<br>Phone: (719) 942-4131
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130 Church Ave
  
*John C. Fremont Library District (Florence)<br>130 Church Ave<br>Florence, CO 81226<br>Phone: (719) 784-4649<br>Website [http://www.florencecolibrary.org/ www.florencecolibrary.org/]
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Florence, CO 81226  
  
*Penrose Library District<br>555 4th Ave<br>Penrose, CO 81240<br>Phone: (719) 372-0606<br>Website&nbsp; [http://penrose.colibraries.org/ penrose.colibraries.org/]
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Phone: (719) 784-4649
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Website [http://www.florencecolibrary.org/ www.florencecolibrary.org/]
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*Penrose Library District
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Penrose, CO 81240  
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Website; [http://penrose.colibraries.org/ penrose.colibraries.org/]  
  
 
==== Museums  ====
 
==== Museums  ====
  
*[http://ccpl.lib.co.us/History_Old/HistoryCtr/HistoryCtr.html Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center] <br>612 Royal Gorge Blvd.<br>Canon City, CO 81215<br>Maintains and provides public access to records and artifacts of Fremont and Custer counties in Colorado.
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*[http://ccpl.lib.co.us/History_Old/HistoryCtr/HistoryCtr.html Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center]
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:Maintains and provides public access to records and artifacts of Fremont and Custer counties in Colorado.
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*[http://www.prisonmuseum.org/ Museum of Colorado Prisons]
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:"a showcase of the atmosphere and exhibits of days, staff and inmates gone by."
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:Located on the west end of Canon City, one block off Hwy 50 on 1st Street.
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*[http://www.pricepioneermuseum.org/ Florence Pioneer Museum]
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100 East Front Street Florence, Colorado 81226
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:"To collect, preserve and interpret the rich historical heritage of Florence, Colorado, the surrounding mining towns and eastern Fremont County.
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
  
*Fremont County Genealogy Society<br>Canon City Public Library<br>516 Macon Ave<br>Canon City, CO 81218 <br><br>
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*Fremont County Genealogy Society
*[http://museumfriends.info/fremonthistsoc.html Fremont County Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 965<br>Canon City, CO 81215<br><br>
 
*[http://www.wetmorehistoricalsociety.com/ Wetmore-Hardscrabble Genealogical and Historical Society]<br>PO Box 211<br>Wetmore, CO 81253<br>
 
  
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Canon City Public Library 516 Macon Ave Canon City, CO 81218
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*[http://museumfriends.info/fremonthistsoc.html Fremont County Historical Society]
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P.O. Box 965 Canon City, CO 81215
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*[http://www.secogensoc.org/ Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society] (SEGCS)
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:covers the following Colorado counties: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Custer, '''Fremont''', Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers, and Pueblo.
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P.O. Box 1407 Pueblo, CO 81002
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*[http://www.wetmorehistoricalsociety.com/ Wetmore-Hardscrabble Genealogical and Historical Society]
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PO Box 211 Wetmore, CO 81253
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Fremont|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Fremont|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.historycolorado.org/ History Colorado Center], Denver, Colorado  
 
*[http://www.historycolorado.org/ History Colorado Center], Denver, Colorado  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Fremont/ Fremont County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Fremont/ Fremont County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://www.geocities.ws/lonepineancestors/ Lone Pine Ancestors], a Fremont County website written and maintained by '''Mary Ann Thomas''', copyright 2001. Some information may not be updated.&nbsp;
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/colo/fremont/ Fremont County, Colorado Genealogy and History], part of the [http://www.genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails] Group
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*[http://www.geocities.ws/lonepineancestors/ Lone Pine Ancestors], a Fremont County website written and maintained by '''Mary Ann Thomas''', copyright 2001. Some information may not be updated.  
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*[http://www.secogensoc.org/ Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society], Pueblo, Colorado
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Guide to Fremont County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Fremont County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Fremont County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 1, 1861
County Seat Canon City
Courthouse
Address Fremont County Courthouse
615 Macon Rm 100
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: 719.276.7330
Fremont County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records; Clerk district Court has divorce, probate and court records [1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1884-1907*
1865 *
1884-1907*

1862
1874 [2]
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Canon City [3]

Parent County

1861--Fremont County was created 1 November 1861 as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado. It was created in 1859 from the old Arapahoe County in the territory of Kansas.

Places / Localities

Cities and towns in Fremont County

Cities and towns to be found in Fremont County include:

Coal mining history

  • Williamsburg.

Neighboring Counties

Cofremont.jpg

Gazetteers and Other Print Sources

  • Southern Colorado Historical and Descriptive of Fremont and Custer Counties With Their Principal Towns. Canon City and Other Towns. Fremont County . . . With a Description of the Immense (etc.).Author, Anonymous. This book, published before 1923, is available as a reprint from Amazon.com.

Records and Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Sources for information and tombstone photos for Fremont County, Colorado cemeteries:

Colorado GravestonesPhoto Project. Lists some Fremont County cemeteries by name; includes links to the cemetery with names and links to tombstone photos.

Colorado-Cemeteries.com. A site with good general information about cemeteries and tombstones, plus links to a list of Fremont County cemeteries.

The Tombstone Transcription Project. This is so far (updated Jan 2014) the most complete site for Fremont County cemetery information, including photos. Note: Many if not most of the tombstone photos are copyrighted, so they cannot be copied for use without permission at websites like Ancestry.com or find-a-grave.com.

Cemeteries of Canon City, Fremont County, CO

This is not an all-inclusive list. All links in this section, unless otherwise noted,to the USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project, Colorado, Fremont Co.

Other Cemeteries of Fremont County

All links to Tombstone Transcription Project unless otherwise noted.

Census

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

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Canon City

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Genealogy

History

Local History

The county is named for explorer and presidential candidate John C. Fremont (1813-1890), called by historians the Great Pathfinder.

Crossing The Plains in 1864 and Early History of Fremont County, by William H. Callen.


Land and Property

Maps

Military

Colorado in the Civil War, a FamilySearch wiki page.

Colorado Military Records, a FamilySearch wiki page.

Military Records, Colorado State Archives

Colorado Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), Western History and Genealogy, Denver Public Library

Mortality Schedules

  • 1880 Mortality Schedule for Fremont County. This schedule is available at Ancestry.com.
Persons who died the year ending May 31, 1880.
Name; age; sex; color; whether single, married, widowed, or divorced
place of birth; where father born; where mother born;
profession, occupation, or trade;
month in which the person died;
disease or cause of death;
how long a resident of the county?;
place where disease was contracted, if not Fremont County;
name of attending physician.

Naturalization and Citizenship

See the FamilySearch wiki page for Colorado Naturalization and Citizenship.

Newspapers and Obituaries

Microfilm of years of the Canon City Daily Record are housed at the Royal Gorge Museum and History Center. Contact them for specific years.

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Fremont County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Periodicals

  • The Colorado Magazine was published by the Colorado Historical Society from 1923 to 1980 and contains hundreds of articles about significant Colorado and Western people and events. Since 1980, the quarterly has been titled Colorado Heritage. (Denver)
  • Pinon Whispers, published quarterly by the Southeastern Colorado Genealogy Society. (Pueblo)

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.


Public and Vital Records

Birth

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. [4]

Marriage

Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995. Includes Fremont County. FamilySearch collection. Fremont County records:

  • Marriage certificate index, 1925-1929
  • Marriage certificates and licenses, 1874-1876

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [4]

Divorce

Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1930. These records are found at FamilySearch. The index is arranged in alphabetical order.

School Records

Record Loss

Tax Records

Repositories

Archives

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

Courthouse

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

Libraries

  • Canon City Public Library

516 Macon Ave

Canon City,CO 81212

Phone: (719) 269-9020

Website ccpl.lib.co.us/


  • Cotopaxi School/Community Library

0345 County Road 12

Cotopaxi, CO 81223

Phone: (719) 942-4131


  • John C. Fremont Library District (Florence)

130 Church Ave

Florence, CO 81226

Phone: (719) 784-4649

Website www.florencecolibrary.org/


  • Penrose Library District

555 4th Ave

Penrose, CO 81240

Phone: (719) 372-0606

Website; penrose.colibraries.org/

Museums

612 Royal Gorge Blvd. Canon City, CO 81215

Maintains and provides public access to records and artifacts of Fremont and Custer counties in Colorado.
"a showcase of the atmosphere and exhibits of days, staff and inmates gone by."
Located on the west end of Canon City, one block off Hwy 50 on 1st Street.

100 East Front Street Florence, Colorado 81226

"To collect, preserve and interpret the rich historical heritage of Florence, Colorado, the surrounding mining towns and eastern Fremont County.

Societies

  • Fremont County Genealogy Society

Canon City Public Library 516 Macon Ave Canon City, CO 81218

P.O. Box 965 Canon City, CO 81215

covers the following Colorado counties: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers, and Pueblo.

P.O. Box 1407 Pueblo, CO 81002

PO Box 211 Wetmore, CO 81253


Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fremont County, Colorado. Page 98 ; .
  2. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources (Salt Lake City, Utah : Ancestry Pub., 2004), ppp. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov