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County Information
Founded February 10, 1874
Named for:  George A. Hinsdale
Seat:  Lake City
Largest City:  Lake City

This is the least densely populated of the 64 coutnies of the State of Colorado, having a population of only 843 in the 2010 census.
The county seat and the only municipality in the county is the Town of Lake City
Hinsdale County is named for George A. Hinsdale, a prominent pioneer and former Lt. Governor of Colorado
The area is very remote, being covered with mountains and having very few roads.
That means it's going to be tough to research in this county..... we'll do what we can, but there's just not going to be a  lot of data available.

Hinsdale County, Colorado Data


Birth Records


Census Records

Church Histories

County History

Death Records


Family Bibles

Marriages / Divorces


Miscellaneous Data and Books

Newspaper Items



Wills/Probate Records


July 2016 - Cemeteries - Tombstone Transcriptions were added
Apr 2016: Gossip & Visiting article and 1 School news article
Oct 2014: County History: Government: 1909 County Officers; Obit - Moody
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