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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lake County'''  
''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lake County'''  
Guide to '''Lake County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Guide to Lake County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Lake County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Lake County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Founded November 1, 1861
County Seat Leadville
Address Lake County Courthouse
505 Harrison Ave
Leadville, CO 80461-0917
Phone. 719.486.1410
Lake County Website

County Courthouse

Formerly Carbonate Co. Name changed to Lake 10 Feb 1879
County Clerk has marriage records from 1869, land records
from 1861 and some burial records 1885-1903 Clerk District
Court has divorce, probate and court records[1]


Parent County

1861--Lake County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. When it was divided in 1879, the part which is Lake County today was known as Carbonate County for a brief period. Chaffee County was known as Lake County during this same time period before its name became Chaffee. County seat: Leadville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories





School Records

Colorado State Archives has put an index to the School Census for District No. 6 for the years 1880-1903 on-line.


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Lake County Public Library
1115 Harrison Ave
Leadville, CO 80461
Telehone: 719-486-0569
Website www.lakecountypubliclibrary.org/

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lake County, Colorado. Page 99 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).