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{{Colorado-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Colorado|Colorado]] > Otero County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Otero_County,_Colorado|Otero County]]'' <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Otero County
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| state = Colorado
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = January 9
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| seat = La Junta
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| building address = Otero County Courthouse<br>13 W 3rd St<br>La Junta, CO 81050-0000<br>Phone: 719.384.8701<br>[http://www.oterogov.com/ '''Otero County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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County Clerk&nbsp;has marriage&nbsp;records from 1892 and land records&nbsp;1889<br> Clerk County&nbsp;Court has divorce and probate recors; Clerk District&nbsp;Court<br>has court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 100, Otero County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''25 March 1889:''' Otero County was created from [[Bent County, Colorado|Bent ]]County. '''County seat:''' La Junta <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Before 1861''' the southern 2/3rds of this modern Colorado county were in New Mexico.
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:*'''9 January 1852''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>
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:*'''1 February 1860''' it became part of [[Mora County, Colorado|Mora County]].<ref name="Dollarhide" />
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:*'''28 February 1861''' it was transferred to [[Colorado]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> (1 Nov 1861 [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.</ref>
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
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'''25 March 1889:''' Otero County was created from [[Bent County, Colorado|Bent ]]County. '''County seat:''' La Junta.<ref name="HBG" />  
  
 
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
*[http://www.coloradoplains.com/otero/cemeteries.htm Otero County Cemeteries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Otero County Genealogy and History<br>
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*[http://www.coloradoplains.com/otero/cemeteries.htm Otero County Cemeteries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Otero County Genealogy and History<br>  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/co/otero.htm#cemetery Otero County Cemeteries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/otero.htm#cemetery Otero County Cemeteries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=285 Otero County Cemeteries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; List, Findagrave
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=7&countyId=285 Otero County Cemeteries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Map, Findagrave
  
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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{{Census|Colorado}}
  
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
 
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
  
== Family History Center  ==
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==== Family History Center  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[La Junta Colorado Family History Center]]
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center<br>2301 Raton<br>LaJunta, Otero, Colorado, United States<br>Telephone: 719-384-0427 <br>This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>Contact Center for open hours as they vary.
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cootertp/index.html Otero County CO Trails to the Past]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cootertp/index.html Otero County CO Trails to the Past]  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Otero/ Linkpendium]  
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*[http://cogenweb.com/otero/ Orero County CO&nbsp;GenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/otero.htm Otero County CO GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CO/Otero/ Orero County CO Rootsweb]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Otero/ Otero County CO Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.coloradoplains.com/otero/index.htm Otero County CO Genealogy and History]  
 
*{{FHL|205438|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|205438|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Otero County, Colorado
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 9, 1852
County Seat La Junta
Courthouse
Address Otero County Courthouse
13 W 3rd St
La Junta, CO 81050-0000
Phone: 719.384.8701
Otero County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1892 and land records 1889
Clerk County Court has divorce and probate recors; Clerk District Court
has court records[1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Otero County, Colorado

Parent County

  • Before 1861 the southern 2/3rds of this modern Colorado county were in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.

25 March 1889: Otero County was created from Bent County. County seat: La Junta.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Archives and Libraries

  • Fowler Public Library
    114 E Cranston Ave
    Fowler, CO 81039
    Telehone 719-263-4472
  • Manzanola School/Public Library
    301 S Catalpa
    Manzanola, CO 81058
    Telephone: (719) 462-5542
  • Swink School/Public Library
    610 Columbia Ave
    Swink, CO 81077
    Telephone: (719) 384-8103

Cemeteries


Census

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

Church History and Records

Court Records

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Center


Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 100, Otero 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (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.
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