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Founded February 10, 1874
Named for the La Plata River and the La Plata Mountains
"La plata" is the Spanish language word for "silver"
The county seat is Durango
Cities and Towns
Bayfield * Bondad * Breen * Durango * Falfa * Gem Village
Hermosa * Hesperus * Ignacio * Oxford * Redmesa * Tiffany

La Plata County, Colorado Data


Birth Records


Census Records


County History

County Records

Death Records


Marriages / Divorces


Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Items



Wills/Probate Records


February 2018 - Obits - 9 were added
April 2017 - News - Accidents - Three killed in Columbus Mine
January 2017 - Cemeteries - Kline & Red Mesa Cemeteries were added
August 2016 - Marriage Announcements, Obits, Accidents, Births, School, Club & Sick List News
June 2016 - Crime News - Fight Against Gambling
Apr 2016: Obits - McLean & Santy
Mar 2016: Obits - 7 were added
Mar 2015: News: Business: Northern New Mexico and Gulf Railway, Completion of Denver & Rio grande Railway to Durange. The First Trip of Inspection to Farmington
News: Governing: A man whose record as a perennial legislator - Themas D. Burns
Wills/Probate Records: Benito Aragon
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