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Welcome to Custer County, Colorado!

This county is hosted by: Courtney Birkes

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Cities & Towns:

Cold Spring * Colfax * Fairview * Greenwood * McKenzie Junction * Querida * Rosita * San Isabel * Silver Cliff * Tanglewood Acres * Ula * Westcliffe * Wetmore *

The county seat is Westcliffe and the largest town is Silver Cliff.
The County was created on March 9, 1877, out of the southern half of Fremont County.
It was named in honor of Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer, who had died the previous year.
The county seat was moved to Westcliffe in 1928. Ula was the original seat, moving to Rosita in 1878, and to Silver Cliff in 1886.

The county was the site of a silver rush during the 1870s. Thousands of men poured into the county during this time in the hunt for silver. Some of the notable mines include the Geyser Mine, on the north edge of the town of Silver Cliff, the Bassick Mine, near the ghost town of Querida, and the Bull Domingo, north of Silver Cliff. After the mines were exhausted, the population dropped considerably, over 63% from 1880 to 1890. Cattle ranchers moved in and ranching continues to this day.

Custer County Data

Births & Baptisms


Church Records

Death Records

Family Bibles


Miscellaneous Data


Societies & Lodges

Wills & Probate Records

Recent Website Updates:
Sept 2018:
Added Obituary - Melissa Graham

Jun 2018:
Added Obituaries - William Hancock, Edwin John Haskell
Feb 2018:
Added Obituaries - George Mueller & Cevilla Griffith Shaeffer
Nov 2017:
Added School Records
Jul 2017:
Added Gossip & Visiting News
Apr 2017:
Added Obituaries: Jennie Decker Ryan & B.M. Whitmore
Jan 2017:
Added Obituary: William Hilton
Nov 2016:
Added Community News: St Cloud Hotel
Jul 2016:
More names added to Lodges - IOOF, Masons, Woodmen of the World, & others
Apr 2016:
Added obituary - Mabel Lillie
Jan 2016:
Added obituaries - Georgianna Foster; James Foster; Alexander Franklin Dickson; Hermann & Otto Hanssen

Previous Updates


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