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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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Guide to '''Otero County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Otero County
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| county_map = Colorado Otero County.png
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| state = Colorado
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| state_map = Colorado.png
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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 image =
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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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{{Wikipedia|Otero County, Colorado}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Otero County, Colorado}}  
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
'''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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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Otero County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Otero County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Otero County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Otero County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Otero County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Otero County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Otero County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Otero County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Otero County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== County Seat ====
 
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La Junta<ref name="HBG" />
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Parent County ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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*'''Before 1861''' the southern 2/3rds of this modern Colorado county were in New Mexico.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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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.
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
*[[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]]  
 
*[[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]]  
 
*[[Crowley County, Colorado|Crowley]]  
 
*[[Crowley County, Colorado|Crowley]]  
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*[[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]]
 
*[[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
=== Archives and Libraries ===
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
*Fowler Public Library<br>114 E Cranston Ave <br>Fowler, CO 81039<br>Telehone 719-263-4472
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*[http://www.coloradoplains.com/otero/cemeteries.htm Otero County Cemeteries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Otero County Genealogy and History<br>  
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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<br>  
  
*[http://lajunta.colibraries.org/ La Junta/Woodruff Memorial Library]<br>522 Colorado Ave<br>La Junta, CO 81050<br>Telephone 719-384-4612
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=== Census  ===
  
*Manzanola School/Public Library<br>301 S Catalpa<br>Manzanola, CO 81058<br>Telephone: (719) 462-5542<br>
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{{Census|Colorado}}
  
*[http://rockyford.colibraries.org/ Rocky Ford Public Library]<br>400 South 10th Street<br>Rocky Ford, CO 81067<br>Telephone: (719) 254-6641
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==== Church Records  ====
  
*Swink School/Public Library<br>610 Columbia Ave<br>Swink, CO 81077<br>Telephone: (719) 384-8103
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==== Court Records  ====
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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==== Directories ====
  
*[http://www.coloradoplains.com/otero/cemeteries.htm Otero County Cemeteries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Otero County Genealogy and History<br>
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/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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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
*[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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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== History  ====
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===== Local History  =====
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==== Land and Property  ====
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==== Maps  ====
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[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
=== Census ===
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==== Periodicals ====
  
=== Church History and Records ===
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==== Probate ====
  
=== Court Records  ===
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==== Public Records  ====
  
=== History ===
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===== School Records =====
  
=== Land and Property ===
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==== Repositories ====
  
=== Maps ===
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===== Archives =====
  
=== Military History and Records ===
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===== Courthouse =====
  
=== Newspapers ===
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===== Family History Centers =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[La Junta Colorado Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===== Museums =====
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
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===== Birth =====
  
==== Family History Center ====
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===== Marriage =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Death  =====
*[[La Junta Colorado Family History Center]]
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=== Places ===
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CO/Otero/ Orero County CO Rootsweb]  
 
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CO/Otero/ Orero County CO Rootsweb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Otero/ Otero County CO Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Otero/ Otero County CO Linkpendium]  
*[http://www.coloradoplains.com/otero/index.htm Otero County CO Genealogy and History]
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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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Guide to Otero County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Otero County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Otero County
Location in the state of Colorado
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

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

La Junta[1]

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.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Land and Property

Maps

Family Maps of Otero County, Colorado Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

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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