Fremont County, Colorado Genealogy

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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
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Location in the state of Colorado
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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
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*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Canon City [2]

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 to be found in Fremont County include Brookside, Cañon City, Coal Creek, Cotopaxi, Florence, Lincoln Park, Penrose, Rockvale, and Williamsburg.

Neighboring Counties

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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.).  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 Gravestones Photo 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

Crossing The Plains in 1864 and Early History of Fremont County, by William H. Callen.         
          Contributed by Robyn Michele Asimus, the ggg-grand-daughter of John Vance Callen
          and Sarah Jane Moore Callen and the gg-grand-daughter of Mary Ellen Callen Coffman.


Land and Property

Maps

Military

Colorado in the Civil War, a FamilySearch wiki page.

Colorado Military Records, a FamilySearch wiki page.

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.


Naturalization and Citizenship

See the FamilySearch wiki page for Colorado and 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 the RGM&HC 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

Marriage

Death

Divorce

School Records

Record Loss

Tax Records

Repositories

Archives

Courthouse

Family History Centers

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/

Museums

Societies

 

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fremont County, Colorado. Page 98 ; .
  2. <I>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America</I>,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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