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Las Animas County was established in 1866 and took its name from the river which flows in the area, the El Rio de los Animas Perdidas en Purgatorio, which means "River of the Lost Souls in Purgatory."
Las Animas County has the largest area of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado
The county's population was 15,207 at the 2000 census
The county seat is Trinidad
(source: wikipedia)

Cities and Towns
Aguilar * Boncarbo * Branson * Cokedale * Delhi * Hoehne * Jansen * Kim * Ludlow
Model * Segundo * Sopris * Starkville * Thatcher * Trinchera * Trindada * Tyrone * Villegreen * Weston

Las Animas County, Colorado Data


Birth Records


Census Records


County History

County Records

Death Records


Marriages / Divorces


Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Items



Wills/Probate Records


March 2018 - Mining News 2 were added (1911)
December 2016: Mining News - 1 was added (1914)
November 2016: Crime News - 3 were added
July 2016: Directories - 1871 Trinidad Directory
May 2016: Marriages; Obits; Crime & Community News articles added
Apr 2016: Mine News - 2 articles and Court News 1 article added transcribed by J.S.
Mar 2015: Obits - Ollie Moore
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