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

The county seat is Cortez.
Founded April 16, 1889
Named for Aztec ruler Montezuma II

Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde national Park

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

Online Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles


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School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Oct 2014:
Old Mormon Cemetery -transcribed by Richard Ramos
County History: Directories:
1911 -transcribed by Peggy Thompson
County History: Government:
1909 County Officers, 1911 County Officials, Sheriffs -transcribed by Peggy Thompson

Previous Website Updates



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