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County Information
Founded January 31, 1876 from Lake County
Seat:  Silverton
Larest town:  Silverton

San Juan County is the least populous of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado in the United States
The county name is the Spanish language name for "Saint John", the name Spanish explorers gave to a river and the mountain range in the area. The county population was 699 at 2010 census.
The county seat and the only municipality in the county is Silverton
With a mean elevation of 11,240 feet, San Juan County is the highest county in the United States. (source: wikipedia. org)
View of Silverton, c. 1910

Populated Areas
Animas Forks * Beartown * Chattanooga * Eureka * Gladstone
 Howardsville * Middleton * Needleton * Silverton

San Juan County, Colorado Data


Representative Women of Colo.

Birth Records


Census Records


County History

County Records

Death Records


Marriages / Divorces


Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Items


School Records

Wills/Probate Records


September 2016: Obits, Mining News, Births, Marriages were added
Apr 2016: Obits - 6 were added; Accidents News (2); Community News (3) transcribed by J. S.
Dec 2014:  Bios: Frederick Walter Pitkin
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