Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy

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Saguache County Courthouse

Saguache County Courthouse is located in the county seat, Saguache Colorado 81149.  

The courthouse physical address is 501 4th Street, Saguache CO and this two story building is on the south-west corner of 4th Street and Christy Avenue.  As this is a rural community, mail delivery is picked up at the local post office.  

The mailing address for Saguache County Courthouse is:  PO Box 655, Saguache CO   81149

Administration phone number:  719-655-2231. 


Parent County

  • 1866--Saguache County was created 29 December 1866 from Costilla County. County seat: Saguache [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

The byline for Saguache County causes smiles.  A 2010 Saguache County commerative throw had these words woven into the coverlet  which says it all: "1000 miles, 8 towns, and not one stop light".  The populated places for Saguache County are:




La Garita


Saguache - county seat


Villa Grove

and then Saguache County proper with residents unaffilated with a township.

Saguache County is a rural, remote, agricultural, and ranching communities surrounded by the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains to the east and the rolling San Juan range to the west.  

Hwy 285 and Hwy 17 provides access to this county.  

The nearest commercial airport is at Alamosa, Alamosa County, Colorado, which lies 52 miles south of the county.

Neighboring Counties







Local Histories

The following website provides local histories for Saguache County.  Click here




There are three current [2012] newspapers in circulation within Saguache County.  They are:

  1. Saguache Crescent - 316 4th Street, PO Box 195, Saguache CO   81149   719.655.2620           Publisher:  Dean Coombs.  
  2. Crestone Eagle - 180 W Galena Ave, Crestone CO   81131   719.256.4956                                       Publisher:  Kizzen Laki  Crestone Eagle connection
  3. Center Post Dispatch - 835 1st Avenue, Monte Vista CO   81144   719.852.3531 • Fax: 719-852-3387   Publisher:  Valley Publishing  Center Post Dispatch on-line

Another newspaper that serves the area is based out of Alamosa, Alamosa County, Colorado.  That newspaper is Valley Courier.



Vital Records

Saguache County records are housed in different departments.  

Land and Homestead records can be located in the Saguache County Assessor's office.

Birth, Marriage, Death, lien records are recorded in the Saguache County Clerk's office.

Property and tax records could be found in the Saguache County Treasurer's office.

Saguache County department information can be found at this site.

Colorado Vital Records Search

Societies and Libraries

Saguache County Public Library
702 Pitkin Street
Saguache CO 81149
Telephone: (719) 655-2551

Family History Centers

Saguache County is part of a larger area known as San Luis Valley - the world's largest alpine valley which incompasses six counties.  The Family History Center that serves Saguache County is located in Alamosa, Colorado at the LDS church building known locally as Third and Richardson.

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).