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Chaffee County, named after Jerome Chaffee, was created out of the southern portion of Lake County
on February 10, 1879
Salida, founded in 1880, is the county seat of Chaffee County, Colorado

Chaffee County Map

Populated Places
Alpine * Americus * Arbourville * Babcockc * Belleview * Browns Canon * Buena Vista * Bullion City
Centerville * Cleora * Futurity * Garfield * Granite * Greens Gulch * Hancock * Hartsville  * Hartz
Hortense * Iron City * Jennings * Johnson Village * Maysville * Nathrop * Newett * Poncha Springs * Princeton
Riverside * Rockdale * Romley * Saint Elmo * Salida * Smeltertown * Stonewall * Swan * Turret * Vicksburg * Winfield

Chaffee County, Colorado Data


Birth Records


Census Records

County Records

County History

Death Records


Family Bibles

Marriages / Divorces


Miscellaneous Data and Books

Newspaper Items



Wills/Probate Records


March 2018 - News - Fires, Accidents - 3 were added
June 2016 - History - County History
Apr 2016 - Obits - 6 were added; Birth & Marriage Announcements
Mar 2016 - News-Crime - Boy's Uncover Skeleton in Cellar
Oct 2014:  County History: Government: 1909 County Officers
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