Daniel B Cooley is the new Washington County Coordinator. If you have any questions or suggestions, or wish to contribute Washington County material, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please report problems and provide specific details. It's the only way I'll know how to make this site more useful to you.
This site was created by Lee Zion. We were saddened by his untimely death in June 2008. Please see the wonderful memorial to Lee on the Colorado GenWeb site.
The former Washington County coordinator was M.D. Monk who continues to host the Yuma COGenWeb pages.
Our Colorado USGenWeb State Coordinator is Gail Kilgore. If you would like to contribute to the Colorado USGenWeb project by becoming a host of one of the county pages contact Gail at email@example.com
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Washington County COGenWeb Main Menu
A Short History of Washington County Colorado
The county was organized on February 9, 1887 about five years after the first
B&MR (Burlington & Missouri River) locomotive steamed through Akron in mid 1882
WashCo History Washington County Place Names and Map
A Lee Zion original with a wealth of detail such as the old railroad camps of
Xenia and Pinneo
WashCo Places Washington County Land Survey Township and Range Locations
This is simply a grid overlay on a map of Washington County
See the PLSS tutorial for an explanation of the system used in Colorado
Townships and Ranges The Public Land Survey System (PLSS) used in the United States
An excellent PLSS tutorial by Lee Zion
PLSS Historic Washington County School Districts
Several District numbers, 88, 89, 90, and 91 have unknown names
Please help with any WashCo school knowledge you may have
School Districts Washington County Veterans Page Veterans Veterans Buried in Washington County Cemeteries
The primary source for this listing was Pat Oestman's Washington County Cemeteries
Veteran's Burials Washington County Gold Star Veterans
This listing of service members who died for their county was compiled with the help of
Pat Oesterman of Wray, Arlene Glenn of Otis, and the late Steve Chaplin of Yuma
Gold Star Veterans Surnames in Washington County Cemeteries from the Washington County Cemeteries book Cemetery Book Index Cemetery Maiden/Married Name Cross-Reference
compiled from the index to Washington County Cemeteries
Cross Reference Northeastern Colorado Lookup Volunteers
Arlene Glenn, who has access to lots of Washington County resources,
will gladly look up information for you
Lookup Volunteers Washington County Researcher Registry
Researchers are those that have associated themselves with a particular surname.
Check on this page for WashCo surnames of interest then contact the researcher directly
if you need or have more information
Researcher Surname Registry Surnames From 100 Years of Washington County History
Flash! Arlene Glenn now has access to this book. Check the Lookup Volunteers page.
100 Years Washington County-related Mail Lists
Enroll in one of these mail lists to find an audience for your queries and brick walls
Mail Lists Washington County Post Offices and Postmasters
From 1883 through 1961 with township/range/section coordinates for each post office
Post Offices Washington County Newspapers
From 1885 to the only currently operating newspaper, The Akron News-Reporter
Newspapers The Colorado Historic Newspaper Project
You can find a searchable, digital version of the Akron Pioneer Press here
Note: This link will take you to an external website
Colo Newspapers List of Pioneer Family Histories
The Pioneer Book of Washington County Colorado Vols I and II
These volumes contain histories of pioneer families all having lived in Washington County prior to 1900
Pioneer Book Miscellaneous Washington County School Information
Class lists, graduation photos, school board members,
plus excerpts from the Akron Pioneer Press, etc.
School Info "The History of Burdett, Washington County, Colorado"
as related by Dorcas Harvey in 1919
"In the year 1870 there was one William or Bill Burdett settled on Rock Creek, and had his shanty
built of buffalo hides, of which there were many running wild on the prairie at that time...."
Burdett Index to Original Land Patents in the Cope area
and the southeast corner of the county
T3SR51W, T3SR50W, T3SR49W; T4SR51W, T4SR50W, T4SR49W; T5SR51W, T5SR50W, T5SR49W
Land Patents Washington County Historic and Pioneer Photos Project Historic and Pioneer Photos Project Miscellaneous Surname Information Miscellaneous Surnames Washington County Migrations
The national Migrations Project is defunct. There is only one county in-migration so far.
Migration Stories, Memories and Histories
Donated stories of early Washington County pioneer life and family remembrances
Stories and Histories Colorado and Washington County Vital Records
State and County agencies to write to for official records
Birth, Death, and Marriage
Vital Records Helpful Genealogy Links
Neighboring COGenWeb counties, Colorado links
COGenWeb & other Links The USGenWeb Archives Project
Washington County Colorado
Note: This link will take you to an external website
WashCo Archives Project Volunteer Census Projects
Note: These links will take you to external websites
These pages are © 2002 & 2008 Lee C. Zion