Welcome to the
Routt County, Colorado
Routt County is located in the north-western part of Colorado. Today it is renowned as the home of Steamboat Springs and is a center for outdoor recreation. One hundred years ago,
pioneers flocked there in search of all types of mineral riches.
When Colorado became a territory in 1861, the area of Routt County lay in Summit County. Later, it was included in Grand County. On January 29, 1877, Routt County was established. Originally Routt County included the entire area of the present Routt and Moffat Counties. Due to the enormous distances included in the original Routt County, the two counties divided along the existing county lines on February 27, 1911.
Men seeking gold were the first settlers in the new Routt County. In 1862, Joseph Hahn and two companions found gold in the area of Hahns Peak. The first mining district was established in the Hahns Peak area in 1866.
If you would like to contribute your Routt County information to this page, please E-Mail me:Temporary Coordinator.
We will also point to your family history home page on the internet with a Routt County surname
connection, but can not store GEDCOMs on this server. If you would like to host a county in Colorado, contact the state
coordinator  Mary Ann Hetrick at MHet703234@aol.com.or the Assistant State Coordinator Leona Gustafson.
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Newspaper articles from early Routt county papers
Article from Jan. 1899 Steamboat Pilot added 1/12/99!
Extractions from biographies of early Routt County citizens
Photos of Routt County , submitted by our visitors
Links to the Routt County Archives of the USGenWeb project and transcriptions of some biographies of early citizens of Routt County.
Volunteers who are willing to look up Routt County information.
Click here to visit the State of Colorado's History site to learn about the famous Colorado governor for which the county is named.
1997 Population data and information on economy in Routt County, (Remember to use the "Back" button to return here.)
Colorado Census Data available through the Colorado State Archives
This link gives information on how to obtain copies of Colorado State census records from 1870 to 1920 from the Colorado State Archives in Denver.
A transcription of the 1880 Federal Census for Routt County, Colorado. Part of the USGenWeb Census project.
Visit this site which has information on local history and a bunch of great old mining photos. Remember to use the "BACK" button to return to this page.
- Information and vintage photos of the town of Yampa
- Information and vintage photos of the town of Toponas
- Information and vintage photos of the town of Oak Creek
Other GenWeb Project Links
CoGenWeb Main Page  Go to the Main Colorado GenWeb page.
Colorado County Selection Table  Get to the other Colorado Counties here.
USGenWeb Project Get to the other states here.
About the Colorado GenWeb ProjectFind out more about the Genweb Project.
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