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County Information
In April 1889, Montezuma County was created out of La Plata County
It is the southwestern most of the 64 counties

The county seat is Cortez
Founded April 16, 1889
Named for Aztec ruler Montezuma II
Cliff Dwellings
Mesa Verde National Park, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Yucca House National Monument, and Hovenweep National Monument preserve hundreds of ancient Amerindian structures, including the famous cliff-dwellings, found in the county. Montezuma County is also home to most of the Ute Mountain Indian Reservation, home of the Weeminuche Band of the Ute Nation, known as the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, with its headquarters at Towaoc. (source: wikipedia)

Cities, Towns and Other Communities
Arriloa * Cortez * Dolores * Badger House Community * Echo House * Golconda * Lebanon * Lewis
Mancos * Mariano * Millwood * Pleasant View * Roundup Junction * Stapleton * Stoner
Swallows Nest * Towaoc * Weber * Yellow Jacket

Montezuma County, Colorado Data


Birth Records


Census Records


County History

County Records

Death Records


Marriages / Divorces


Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Items


Old Age Pension Records

Wills/Probate Records


March 2018 - Crime News - 1 added
April 2017 - Births - 3 were added
August 2016 - Military - 1917 Army First Draft List
July 2016 - Obits - 8 were added
Apr 2016 - Obits - 11; 2 Court News; 1 Crime; 1 Church, 3 Community and Marriage Announcement Hickman & Beiger were added transcribed by J. S.
Mar 2016 - Obits - 12 were added
Oct 2014: Cemeteries: Old Mormon Cemetery - transcribed by Richard Ramos
County History: Directories: 1911 - transcribed by Peggy Thompson
County History: Government: 1909 County Officers; 1911 County Officers, Sheriffs - trancribed by Peggy Thompson

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