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Dolores County

Founded:  February 19, 1881
Named for the Dolores River (el Rio de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores)
Seat:  Dove Creek
Largest town:  Dove Creek

Created from the western portions of Ouray County, it was named for the Dolores River, which heads up in the county and passes through the county in the Dolores Canyon. The complete Spanish name was Rio de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores (River of our Lady of Sorrows)


Cities, Towns and Other Populated Areas
Cahone * Dove Creek * Rico * Dunton * Northdale

Dolores County, Colorado Data


Birth Records


Census Records

County Records

County History

Death Records


Family Bibles

Marriages / Divorces


Native Americans

Newspaper Items



Wills/Probate Records


March 2018 - Obits - 3 were added
August 2017: News - Community, Accidents, Mining, School were all added to
August 2016: News - Births, Community, Gossiping & Visiting; Marriage Announcements; Obits, School News & Sick List were all added
Oct 2014:  County History: Government: 1909 County Officers
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