The COGenWeb Project - Adams County

Location of Adams County within Colorado ADAMS COUNTY, COLORADO The COGenWeb Project

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The area that was to become Adams County was part of Arapahoe County from 1858 to 1902 when it was partitioned off and chartered as a separate county.  Named for former governor, Alva Adams, the county celebrated its 100th birthday on November 15, 2002.  The first meeting of the Adams County Commissioners met in Brighton on December 4, 1902.  The county measures 18 miles north-south and 72 miles east-west (see map) --Source: Albin Wagner, Adams County-Crossroads of the West

I would like to thank Leona L. Gustafson for her years of dedicated work to the Adams County COGenWeb site and for her help getting started as the new County Coordinator for Adams County.  Good Luck, Leona, with your future endeavors.  Adams County is in your debt.


Join others with an interest in Adams County genealogy and history by subscribing to the ADAMS COUNTY MAIL LIST.  To subscribe send an e-mail to [email protected]. In the body of the email place the one word--subscribe.  

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Visit these Adams County Pages:

Resources & Lookup Volunteers Riverside Cemetery Index Marriage Data Project
USGenWeb Archives Project - Adams County Census Data Project Colorado Family Group Sheet Project
USGenWeb Tombstone Project - Adams County, Colorado Photo Page Search Page
The USGenWeb Tombstone Photo Project Surname Registry Announcements, Events and Reunions
US Geological Survey Database, where you can look up the cemeteries in Adams County Cemeteries of Adams County by the Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society  


US Geological Survey's map of Adams County

USGS map of Adams County
Denver encroaches from the southwest, and
the new Broomfield county (northwest) is not shown.

Read and submit queries to the Adams County Message Boards.  To return to this page click on "Links & Announcements" found at the right hand end of the row of links just under Adams.

Archived Queries & Surnames for 1997 thru Jan 1999

Adams County Links

Follow this link to other Adams County web-sites.

Visit Our Neighbors

| Arapahoe | Boulder
Broomfield (Colorado's newest county, formed 15 Nov 2001)
Denver | Jefferson |
Morgan | Washington | Weld |

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USGenWeb Colorado Archives | Colorado Census Project |
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Colorado Obituaries | Colorado Photos | CO Black Sheep Ancestors
Colorado Tombstone Photo Project | Colorado Tombstone Transcription Project |

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Send Comments about this Adams County site to the Carolyn Golowka, Adams County Coordinator

I do not live in Colorado so I am unable to help with your personal research questions. All the information I know about Adams  County is posted promptly on this site. Please visit the "Research Resources" section of this site. I would suggest that if you don't find the information your looking for here, that you join the email list and post your question on the query board. The more places you ask the question, the better your chances of getting an answer.


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