San Luis Obispo County, CA
History and Genealogy

Last Updated 6/24/2015


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Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was founded on September 1, 1772 in the area that is now the city of San Luis Obispo.  The mission is beautiful with lots of ornate hand painted tiling on the walls.

San Luis Obispo County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood.


Incorporated Cities:

 Avila Beach
Arroyo Grande
California Valley
Grover Beach
Lake Nacimiento
Los Osos-Baywood Park
Morro Bay
Paso Robles (El Paso de Robles)
Pismo Beach
San Luis Obispo
San Miguel
San Simeon
Santa Margarita
Shell Beach

Vital Records Resources

County Government Center
1050 Monteray, Room 370
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408-2040
Phone: (805) 781-5450
Fax: (805) 781-1350

County Seat: San Luis Obispo
Year Organized: 1850
Square Miles: 3,304


Cemetery Locations:

Adelaida Cemetery
Atascadero Pine Mountain Cemetery
Cambria Cemetery
Cayucos-Morro Bay District Cemetery
Clark Memorial Park
Dove Cemetery
Halcyon Cemetery
Los Osos Valley Memorial Park
Old Mission Cemetery
Paso Robles District Cemetery

Quintana Cemetery
San Luis Cemetery
Santa Margarita Cemetery
Santa Rosa Cemetery
Shandon Cemetery
SLO Chinese Cemetery
Sutcliffe Cemetery
Templeton Cemetery
V.A. Cemetery
Woodmen of the World Cemetery

Online Data

Biographies Birth Notices Cemeteries
Census Deaths History
Marriages Military Obituaries

Archives Locations

National Archives - San Francisco
1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066-2350

Library Locations

Atascadero Library
Cambria Library
Cayucos Library
Library Study Center
Los Osos Library
Morro Bay Library
Nipomo Library
Parkfield Branch Library
Paso Robles Public Library
Pozo Library
San Luis Obispo City-County Library
San Miguel Library
Santa Margarita Library
Shandon Library
Shell Beach Library
Simmler Library
South County Library

San Luis Obispo County Courthouse



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