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El Paso County was one of the original 17 counties created by the Coloado legislature on November 1, 1861. It was given the Spanish name of "the pass," referring to the Ute Pass west of Coloardo Springs. Part of its western territory was broken off to create Teller County in 1899. Originally based in Old Colorado City (now part of Colorado Springs, not today's Colorado City between Pueblo and Walsenburg), El Paso County's county seat was moved to Colorado Springs in 1873. (Wikipedia)

Cities, Towns and Populated Places
Alta Vista * Black Forest * Broadmoor * Buttes * Calhan * Cascade * Chipita Park * Cimarron Hills
Colorado Springs * Crystola * Duffield * Eastonville * Ellicott * Elsmere * Falcon * Fort Carson * Fountain
Glen Eyrie * Glen Park * Mountain Fells * Settlement * Henkel * Kelker * Knob Hill * La Foret
Manitou Springs * Midway * Minnehaha * Monument * Old Mountain View * Palmer Lake * Papeton
Peyton * Pikeview * Pine Crest * Ramah * Rock Creek Park * Roswell * Rush * Security * Skinners
Stratmoor * Stratton Meadows * Truckton * Wigwam * Woodmoor * Yoder

El Paso 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


January 2018 - Bios - 9 were added
October 2017 - News - Crime News article added
September 2017 - News - Community added 1 & 2 obits
July 2017 - Accidents/Fires - 2 articles added
Novembers 2016 - 1 Accident News Article & 1 Community News Article; 2 Crime Articles and 13 Obits were added
October 2016 - Obits - 2 were added
September 2016 - 1904 -1905 Directory - added the rest of the A's
June 2016 - News - Crime - Boy Murderers Arraigned; Bio - Arthur Kiser
May 2016 - Obits - Ida Benson
Apr 2016 - Crime News - Jesse Hallar Shot; Obits - Joseph Straw; C. Lefhold; Bruce Walter - transcribed by J.S.
Mar 2016 - Directories - 1879-80 Manitou Directory; 1879-80 Colorado City Directory; Obits - Ida Oswald; Marriages - Liter & Black; 2 Crime News Articles
Mar 2015: Marriages: Sousea-Tafoyia; 
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