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County Information
Founded November 1, 1861
Named for Clerk Creek
Seat Georgetown
Largest city Idaho Springs

Clear Creek County was one of the original 17 counties created by the Colorado legislature on 1 November 1861, and is one of only two counties (along with Gilpin) to have persisted with its original boundaries unchanged. It was named after Clear Creek, which runs down from the continental divide through the county. Idaho Springs was originally designated the county seat, but the county government was moved to Georgetown in 1867. (source:

Architecture from downtown Idaho Springs
Idaho Springs House 1  Idaho Springs
Idaho Springs House 3
B. P. O. Elks No. 607
Organized July 7, 1900
Home erected AD 1907 Rededicated June 14, 2008
The faults of our brothers we write upon the sands. Their virtues on the tablets of love and memory
Source: Pics by J. S.

Cities, Towns and Other Populated Areas
Alice * Argo Mill * Bakerville * Berthoud Falls * Black Eagle Mill * Blue Valley * Brook Forest * Brookvale
Downieville * Dumont * Empire * Freeland * Georgetown * Gilson Gulch * Graymont * Idaho Springs * Lamartine * Lawson
Ninetyfour (historical) * Saint Marys * Silver Plume * Silverdale (historical) * Yankee (historical)

Clear Creek 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 - 1 was added
December 2017 - County History - Clear Creek History 1880
October 2017 - Bios - 102 were added
June 2017 - Obits, 6 were added; Birthdays; Births; Crime News & Mining Incidents
November 2016: Births 4 were added; Obits 9 were added
July 2016: Directories - 1871 Georgetown Directory; Business Directory & History; 1871 Idaho Springs Directory & History
June 2016: Directories - 1890 Business Directory
May 2016: Crime News - Lynching
Dec 2014: Bios: Robert Steele; History: Cleark Creek
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