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Saguache County Resources

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Frontier Eyewitness - Diary of John Lawrence (1867-1908)
By John Lawrence, edited and annotated by Bernice Martin c.1990
Saguache - Profile of Tranquility
By Paul F. Moloney c.1986
Bonanza! - A Pictorial History of Colorado's Kerber Creek
By Helen Ashley Anderson Kempner c.1978
The Last Ranch - A Colorado community and the comming Desert
By Sam Bingham c.1997
Saguache Chronicle Newspaper 1874 - 1886
At the Durango Public Library and the Reed Library at the Fort Lewis College
F.A. McKinney's San Luis Valley City Directory 1913-1914
By F.A. McKinney c.1913
At the Southwest Regional Library


Chamber of commerce

Center Chamber of commerce P.O. Box 576 Center, CO 81125 (800) 428-8320 (719) 754-3137
Crestone / Moffat Business Association (719) 256-4110
Saguache Chamber of commerce P.O. Box 441 Saguache, CO 81147 (719) 655-2805 (719) 655-2264
San Luis Valley Information Center P.O. Box 165 Monte Vista, CO 81144 1-800-214-1240 (719) 852-0600



Baptist Chapel Hwy. 285 Villa Grove, CO 81155
Center Assembly of God 565 7th Street Center, CO 81125 (719) 754-2273
Center United Methodist Church 387 S. Broadway Center, CO 81125 (719) 754-2243
Church in the Valley 5th & Gunnison Saguache, CO 81149
(719) 655-2717
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 48920 W State Hwy 112 Center, CO 81125 (719) 754-2567
Crestone Baptist Church 70863 County Road T Crestone, CO 81131 (719) 256-4625
Faith Baptist Church 4th & Worth Center, CO 81125 (719) 754-2327
First Baptist Church 8715 Adams St. Hooper, CO 81136
First Baptist Church of Center 298 E 3rd Center, CO 81125 (719) 754-2290
Free Spirit Christian Church Hwy 17 & Moffat Way Moffat, CO 81143 (719) 256-4226
Johannine Grove Ministry & Mystery Temple 30 Sunset Overlook
Crestone, CO 81131
(719) 256-4057
Khmer-Buddist Educational Assistance ProjectP.O. Box 657 Crestone, CO 81131 (719)256-4603
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 6th & Broadway Center, CO 81125 (719) 754-2234
Little Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church Crestone, CO 81131 (719) 539-4562
Moffat community Church Moffat, CO 81143
Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church 610 7th Street Saguache, CO 81149 (719) 655-2641
Saguache United Methodist Church 6th & Christie Ave. Center, CO 81125 (719) 754-3409
St. Agnes Catholic Church 505 Gunnison Saguache, CO 81149 (719) 655-2530
St. Francis Jerome Catholic Church E 8th & Hurt St. Center, CO 81125 (719) 754-3964
United Methodist Church Christy & 5th Saguache, CO 81149
Villa Grove Baptist Church 34042 US Hwy 285 Villa Grove, CO 81155 (719) 539-3949



Saguache County Public Library
Center Branch 400 S. Worth St. P.O. Box 369 Center, CO 81125 (719) 754-3156
Saguache Branch 702 Pitkin Ave. P.O. Box 448 Saguache, CO 81149 (719) 655-2551
Colorado State Archives Family History Resources
Colorado Virtual Library - Searchable
Denver Public Library
The Southwest Regional Library - Searchable - Covers the San Luis Valley & the San Juan Basin.
Repositories of Primary Sources - Colorado
United States Archives - All states listed


Local History & Information

San Luis Valley Historical Society
P.O. Box 982
Alamosa, CO 81101
Covers Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache Counties
1948 Town Election - Saguache
1870 Saguache County Census
Alfred Packer
Alfred Packer - The San Juan Cannibal
Civilian Conservation Corps - Saguache Camp
CO Cattle Brand Records 1885-1967 (sorted by county)
Early Residents of the San Luis Valley - By Vikki Gray
Flash Floods of 1881, 1911 and 1947 - By Cecil Hall
Named Summits of Saguache County
Peyton & Hanawalt Grocers, Saguache
Remember When? - Great site, A must see, reprints of old newspaper articles; by Cecil Hall
Saguache County AHGP/ALHN - Searchable Births, Naturalizations, Marriages and Wills.
Saguache County GenForum - Another query board
Saguache County Museum
Saguache County Registered Historic Properties - from the State of Colorado
Saguache Theatre Fire of 1926 - By Cecil Hall
San Luis Valley Rural Telecommunications Project Site
San Luis Valley Information Center
San Luis Valley Information Source
San Luis Valley Museum Association
Sargent School District
Walking Tour of Main Street in Saguache - By Cecil Hall. A very nice site with lots of pictures. Spring 2000



Map of the San Luis Valley - Colorado and New Mexico
Interactive County Map - Colorado
US Geological Survey's Geographic Name Server



Hazard House Museum 807 Pitkin Ave. Saguache, CO 81149 (719) 655-2805
Museums in the San Luis Valley Lots of links and addresses
Saguache County Museum
U.S. Highway 285
P.O. Box 243
Saguache, CO 81149
(719) 655-2805
Saguache County House Museum 807 Pitkin Ave. Saguache, CO 81149 (719) 655-2488 (719) 655-2557
San Luis Valley History Museum 306 Hunt Ave. P.O. Box 1593 Alamosa, CO 81101 (719) 587-0667



Center Post-Dispatch
(719) 754-0055
Obituaries in their searchable archives from January 2000 to current
Crestone Eagle P.O. Box 101 Crestone, CO 81131 (719) 256-4956
Saguache Crescent P.O. Box 195 Saguache, CO 81149 (719) 655-2620
Other area papers
Mineral County Miner
Monte Vista Journal
South Fork Times
Valley Courier
Obituaries in their searchable archives from January 2000 to current


School Districts

Center School District
Sargent School District


Vital Records

Earliest Records available for Saguache County are Births - 1899 and Deaths - 1902.
Saguache County Courthouse
501 4th Street
Saguache, CO 81149-0655
Phone: (719) 655-2231
Fax: (719) 655-2635
Saguache County Recorder
Marlene L. Pruitt
Box 176
Saguache, CO 81149-0176
(719) 655-2512
Saguache County Clerk
P.O. Box 356
Saguache, CO 81149
Phone: (719) 655-2559 or (719) 655-2616
Vital Records Births since 1910, Deaths since 1900, and Marriages & Divorces 1900-1939 and 1975 to present: Saguache County Registrar
Gloria Goehl [pronounced: Gail]
501 4th Street - POB 176
Saguache CO 81149
Ph: 719.655.2512
She has the complete delayed birth records. Index of marriages, births & deaths at county clerk's office, however, birth & death records are at Gloria's. Early marriage records are in county clerks vault.
Colorado State Vital Records Office
Colorado Dept. of Health
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Recorded message: (303) 756-4464
Phone request: (303) 692-2224
Fax: (800) 423-1108
Cost: $15.00
Note: The certificate must be your own or that of an immediate family member.
Include reason for request and relationship to person on certificate
Colorado Vital Records Information
Marriage (1975-2002) and Divorce (1968-2002) Records ~ Searchable
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