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County Information
Founded January 18, 1877
Named for Chief Ouray
County Seat: Ouray
Largest City: Ouray

Ouray County was formed out of San Juan County on 18 January 1877, the first county designated by the newly formed Colorado
State Legislature. It was named for Chief Ouray, a distinguished Ute Indian chief. On 19 February 1881, Dolores County was formed out of Ouray County and then on 27 February 1883, San Miguel County was formed from it.
Ouray County Courthouse

Cities, Towns and Other Communities
Camp Bird * Colona * Dallas * Eldredge * Guston * Oronton * Loghill Village
Ouray * Portland * Ridgway * Sneffels * Thistledown

Ouray County, Colorado Data


Birth Records


Census Records


County History

County Records

Death Records


Marriages / Divorces


Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Items


School Records

Wills/Probate Records


March 2018 - Obits 1 - Fires/Accidents - 4 were added
April 2017 - Marriage Announcements - 18 were added
November 2016 - Obits (2); Births and Birthday Parties were added
June 2016 - News Crime - Shooting Near Ridgway
Apr 2016 - News Articles - Crime, Court, Community; Obits (2) and (3) Marriages added
Mar 2016 - Obits - 9 were added
Feb 2016 - Obits - John P. Boughton
Oct 2014: County History: Government: 1909 County Officers
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