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County Information
Founded March 25, 1889
Named for Miguel Antonio Otero
County Seat: La Junta
Largest city La Junta

Map
The county was named for Miguel Antonio Otero, one of the founders of the town of La Junta and a member of a prominent Hispanic family

Cities, Towns and Other Communities
Ayer * Benton * Bloom * Casa * Castiel * Cheraw * Elder * Fayette * Fowler * Hadley
Hawley * Hays * Higbee * La Junta * Manzanola * Mindeman * Old Fort Bent * Ormega
Orr * Randall * Roberta * Rocky Ford * Shelton * Swink * Timpas * Vroman

Otero County, Colorado Data

Biographies

Birth Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

Churches

County History

County Records

Death Records

Directories

Marriages / Divorces

Military

Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Items

Obituaries

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Updates

April 2017 - Schools - 1930 Mennonite Hospital & Sanitarium School of Nursing
November 2016: - Obits, Marriage Announcements, Accidents/Fires, & Community News were added
August 2016: Marriage License was added; 17 Obits; News Articles updated or added - Crime, Court, Fires & Accidents, & Business News.
Oct 2014: County History: Government: 1909 County Officers; Obits: James Edward Zwick - transcribed by Jim Dezotell
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