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Welcome to Fremont County, Colorado!

This county is hosted by: Courtney Birkes

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers

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The county is named for explorer and presidential candidate John C. Fremont.
Fremont County was founded as one of the original counties in Colorado. In 1877 the county was split to add Custer County.
It is home to many of the state's prisons. The first territorial prison was built in Fremont County in 1871.
In October of 1929 the Colorado State Penitentiary had the biggest riot in its history.
Like many other places in Colorado, Fremont County was no stranger to mining. It was home to many mines, including Wolf Creek Park in Canon City.

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Founded November 1, 1861
Seat: Canon City
Largest city: Canon City

Research Spots

Carnegie Library - Canon City
516 Macon Ave. Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719)269-9020 Fax #: (719)269-9031
Library Hours:
Open Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center
Located at: 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. Canon City, CO 81212
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1460 Canon City, CO 81215
Museum Hours: Open Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 to 4:00
CLOSED Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

Fremont County Data

Births & Baptisms


Church Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data


Political Info

School Records

Wills & Probate Records

Recent Website Updates:
JUN 2018
Added Obituaries - Mamie Crites, Andrew J. Holesworth, & Edmund Lewis

February 2018:
Added Obituaries - Albert P. Brewer & M. N. MEGRUE
November 2017:
Added Obituary - Addie Beers-Atkinson
July 2017:
Added Marriage Announcements
April 2017
Added Crime News: Quadruple Murderer Anton Neroni
January 2017
Added Obits: John Ogilvie & David Shafer
November 2016
Added Obits: Ernest Cleveland & Jacob L Benedict
July 2016:
Added Accident News: Harlan Aldrich
April 2016:
Added Obits - James A Watson; George William Columbia; Mrs. S. E. Dudley
Added Crime News: Canon City Murder Trial
January 2016:
Added County History - 1929 State Penitentiary Prison Riot

Previous Updates

Royal Gorge Bridge, 1929


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