Delta County, Colorado
DELTA COUNTY, COGENWEB PROJECT
RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH
Cedaredge Public Library 180 SW 6th Street
Cedaredge, CO 81413
(970) 856-3518
Crawford Public Library 425 Hwy. 92
Crawford, CO 81415
(970) 921-3500

Delta County Government
Delta County Courthouse
Delta, CO 81416

Delta County was carved out of Gunnison County in 1883. The Recorder has birth records from 1920, mar, death and land records from 1883, school census 1891-1964, District Court has div, probate, and civil court records.
Delta Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center 3rd and Main
Delta, CO 81416
(970) 874-8616
Delta County Historical Society
251 Meeker Street
Delta, CO 81416
(970) 874-8760
(970) 874-8721

DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY RESOURCES:

NEWSPAPERS:
HARD COPIES:

Delta Chief 1883-1885
Delta Independent 1886-1939
Delta County Independent 1940 -1999
Delta County Tribune 1912-1917
The Delta County Laborer 1897 - 1911
Bommerang/The Free Press 1930-1955
Surface Creek 1904-1943
Austin Journal 1911-1914
The Youth's Companion 1901-1903
The Stars & Stripes 1918-1919
MICROFILM: Delta County Tribune 1897-1917
Delta Chief 1883-1885
Delta Independent 1886-1939
Delta County Independent 1940-1999
Paonia Booster 1905-1911
Paonia Progressive 1905-1911
The Paonian 1912-1974
Crawford Chronicle 1907-1973
North Fork Times (Hotchkiss) 1905-1915
North Fork Times (Paonia) 1979-1988
Surface Creek Champion 1904-1943
Boomerang/The Free Press 1930-1955

DELTA COUNTY CENSUS;
MICROFILM 1900, 1910, 1920
HARD COPIES 1895

CITY DIRECTORIES: Delta, Cedaredge, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford, Rural Delta: 1910 1912-1913 1935 1949 1963 1969 thru 1972

TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES: 1917 1948 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959

COLORADO STATE DIRECTORIES: 1920 1950 1956

DELTA HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS: 1905, 07, 09 1912, 13, 14, 16 1922, 24-29 1930, 1931, 35, 37, 38 1946-48 1950-59 1960-62 1980, 82

MANUSCRIPTS: Ezra Wade (Early Pioneer in Paonia Louis Blachly ( Story of his Mother, Mary wife of A. T. Blachly who was killed in the 1893 bank robbery in Delta) Tom McCarthy ( Outlaw, leader of McCarty gang, Friend of Matt Warner and Butch Cassidy) Wilson Rockwell (Colorado History Author) other Delta County Pioneers Diaries: Misc.

SCRAPBOOKS; 53 scrapbooks, all donated. Early Delta County events, business, people, Clubs & Organizations, pioneers, schools, etc.

CLIPPING FILES: You name it- We may have it! Mostly Delta County Stuff.

DOSSIER Files: Files on over 300 Delta County "pioneers" some still living.

PHOTOGRAPH RESOURCES: Early Delta - the town Early Delta citizens Early Delta Businesses and industry Early Delta County Schools

BOOKS:
Local History Delta County Citizens who served in WW-I
Delta County citizens who served in WW II
Progressive Men of Western Colorado (Published 1905)

Cemetery Records: Cemeteries in Delta, Cedaredge, Eckert, Cory, Read Mesa View Cemetery (outside Delta)

History Museum: Owned and operated by the Delta County Historical Society, founded in 1964. Building and utilities provided by The City of Delta Major

Collections: 

  • Dinosaur bones collected from Dry Mesa Quarry, Vivian Jones Collection. 
  • World-Class butterfly collection 
  • Bell Collection ( 9 bells- largest is a 36' Cathedral Bell) 
  • 1893 Delta Bank Robbery - guns, photos, story 
  • Horse bridle braided by Tom Horn, executed in Wyoming in 1903 
  • 1874 Chickering Square Grand Piano- playable- mint condition 
  • Rifle Bench, circa 1861- used to cut rifling into Kentucky Rifles.
Delta Public Library 211 W. 6th St.
Delta, Colorado 81416
Phone: 970 - 874-9630
Fax: 970 - 874-8605
Paonia Chamber of Commerce Box 366
Paonia CO 81428
(970) 527-4898
Paonia Historical Society C/O Paonia Public Library
2nd and Grand
Paonia, CO 81428
Hotchkiss Public Library
1st and Main Street
Hotchkiss, CO 81419
(970) 872-3253
Delta County Independent Newspaper 225 Grand Avenue
Paonia, CO 81428
(970) 527-4537

or 401 Meeker Street
Delta, CO 81416-1918
(970) 874-4421

Delta El Informador Newspaper Box #-848
Delta, CO 81416-0848
(970) 874-8054
Hotchkiss Valley Chronicle Newspaper 140 Hotchkiss Avenue
Hotchkiss, CO 81419-9579
(970) 872-2153
Paonia High Country News Newspaper Box #1090
Paonia, CO 81428-1090
970-527-4898
Paonia High Country Shopper Newspaper 231 Grand Avenue
Paonia, CO 81428
(970) 527-4576
Paonia North Fork Times Newspaper 231 Grand Avenue
Paonia, CO 81428
(970) 527-4339
Paonia Public Library
140 Grand Avenue
Paonia, CO 81428
(970) 527-3470
 
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