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Gunnison County Colorado
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County Information

Founded March 9, 1877
The county was named for John W. Gunnison, a United States Army officer and captain in the Army Topographical Engineers, who surveyed for the transcontinental railroad in 1853.
The county seat is the city of Gunnison.


Cities, Towns and Other Populated Places

Abbeyville * Almont * Baldwin * Campbelltown * Chance * Cosden * Crested Butte * Crystal * Doyleville *
Elkton * Floresta * Gateview * Gothic * Gunnison * Harry Parker Place * Iola * Irwin * Marble * Midway *
Mount Crested Butte * North Star * Ohio * Parlin * Patterson Place * Pieplant Mill * Pitkin * Pittsburg *
Powderhorn * Ruby * Sapinero * Sillsville * Smith Place * Somerset * Tincup * Tomichi *
Vulcan * Waunita Hot Springs * Whitepine *


Online Data

Birth Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Marriage Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
May 2014mb

GAR Post No. 17 Roster, transcribed by Jean Hansen

Miscellaneous News: Gunnison, The Bonanza County of Colorado
Miscellaneous News: Taylor Bill passed
Miscellaneous News: Sympathizers on Strike Held Criminally liable
Miscellaneous News: T.H. Jenks
Miscellaneous News: Captain Mullen

News/Visiting: Israel Herr, miner
News/Visiting: W.J. Morgan
News/Visiting: Sandy G.W. Wes Kunkel
News/Visiting: Capt. Tetard
News/Visiting: Mr. Jack Thompson
News/Visiting: Rev. Harris
News/Visiting: Ira Brown
News/Visiting: J.L. Martin, L.S. Cole, Edward Brady
News/Visiting: William Fisher
News/Visiting: Mrs. O.L. Hargrove and baby
News/Visiting: S.G.Gill
News/Visiting: Mrs. R.D. Hunter
News/Visiting: Boucher
News/Visiting: Mrs. A.J. Bean

News/Crime: James Carlson

News/Accidents & Tragedies: Crested Butte Mine Explosion
News/Accidents & Tragedies Crested Butte Mine Explosion, list of men killed
News/Accidents & Tragedies: Avalanche 1891, 3 killed, names given
News/Accidents & Tragedies: Snowslide of 1904 six killed, names given
News/Accidents & Tragedies: Two Miners Crushed, 1897, names given

News/Weather: Snowstorm of 1883
News/Weather: Crested Butte avalanche 1883


County History: Fraternal Organizations, Clubs and Societies,transcribed by Mary Kifer

County History: Gunnison County Officials, transcribed by Richard Ramos

School Records: State Normal School, transcribed by Linda R. McDonald

School Records: The Public Schools of Gunnison County, transcribed by Kristine Metoyer

Church Histories/Records: The Churches and Religious Organizations of Gunnison County, transcribed by Janet Scott White




May 2014:
County History:
index, Town and Mining Camps of Gunnison County; Their Resources, Industries and Progress, Transcribed by Mary A. Kifer, Gunnison, Colorado, Transcribed by Linda McDonald - her 1st project, Good job!
Index: Previous Website Updates




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Adjacent Counties
Pitkin County, Colorado north
Chaffee County, Colorado east
Saguache County, Colorado southeast
Hinsdale County, Colorado south
Ouray County, Colorado southwest
Delta County, Colorado west
Montrose County, Colorado west
Mesa County, Colorado northwest

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