Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Huerfano County

County Courthouse

Huerfano County Courthouse
401 Main St #204
Walsenburg, CO 81089-2034;
Phone: 719.738.2380

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


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.

1861 Huerfano County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. County seat: Walsenburg.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories




Poor Records

Colorado State Archives has put the Huerfano County Poor Record Index on-line for 1916-1923



Colorado State Archives has put the Huerfano County Inheritance Tax Records Index for 1910-1940 on-line.

Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Societies and Libraries

Spanish Peaks Library District
323 N Main Street
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Phone: (719) 738-2774

La Veta Regional Library District
310 South Main Street
La Veta, CO 81055
Phone: (719) 742-3572

Huerfano County Historical Society
PO Box 977
La Veta, CO 81055

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 99, Huerfano County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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 (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.
  6. Handybook, 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.