Local History Archives, Park County, Colorado
Park County is located in central Colorado with Fairplay as its county seat. A variety of resources are available on the website of the Park County Local History Archives.
The Park County Local History Archives has a collection of more than 3,000 photographs. A sampling of them may be found on the website. Click on the Photos link in the site’s contents list on the left side of the homepage. This will open the Park County Local History Archives Photo Gallery page. Click on a topic from the list on the left to view the images.
Interviews of Park County residents can be found in the Oral History collection. The Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (PCHPAC) and the Park County Local History Archives were involved in the creation of the collection. Sixty-four interviews were conducted and nineteen have been completely transcribed and uploaded to the website. The transcription process continues, and excerpts from the remaining interviews have been placed on the website. Click on an individual’s name to open a new page containing the transcription.
An index to obituaries published in Park County newspapers references more than 1,600 records. The deaths occurred during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The data fields in this alphabetical by surname index are name (full name), birth date, birth place, death date, death place, and source. The source field includes the title of the newspaper in which the obituary was published and the date it was published. The obituary file is in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.
There are five cemetery databases on the website: the Buckskin Cemetery, Como Cemetery, Fairplay Cemetery, and two databases with data from various cemeteries. The files are in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. The records are sorted alphabetically by surname. The data fields vary and may include name, birth date, death date, inscription, cemetery name, grave location, and notes/comments/remarks.
The marriage record data was extracted from the original marriage books at the Park County Clerk’s Office. The records cover the period from September 1881 through August 1950. The data fields in the alphabetical by groom’s surname database are groom’s full name, where from, bride’s full name, where from, date of marriage, place of marriage, and book and page number. There are more than 1,000 records in the index. The marriage records database is in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.