Otero County, Colorado Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Otero County Courthouse
 13 W 3rd St;
La Junta, CO 81050-0000
Phone: 719.384.8701 

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 has more about this subject: Otero County, Colorado

Parent County

25 March 1889: Otero County was created from Bent County. County seat: La Junta [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


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



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

Church History and Records

Court Records


Land and Property


Military History and Records


Probate Records


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Center



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otero County, Colorado. Page 100 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).