Crowley County Resources

Birth Records
Birth records are available from the Crowley County Registrar from 1909 to present. When requesting any records, you should provide the most complete information possible, be brief and concise, and be sure to include full names, approximate dates, etc. For more guidelines of what to include in a request, please read vitalrec.com's guidelines. Please contact the Registar's Office for pricing. To order records, send the appropriate fee and a SASE to:
Crowley County Registrar
603 Main Street Suite 2
Ordway, CO 81063
Voice: (719) 267-3546 extension 249
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (MST) Monday-Friday.
Cemeteries
Crowley County has four major cemeteries.
Census Records
There are no online census transcriptions for Crowley County. However, there are census indexes for 1900 and 1910 (when Crowley County was part of Otero County), as well as 1920 and 1930.
City Directories
City directories list all of the residents of the county and can be a great source of information between census years. The 1911 and 1914 Crowley County City Directories are online.
Death Records
Death records are available from the Crowley County Registrar from 1909 to present. When requesting any records, you should provide the most complete information possible, be brief and concise, and be sure to include full names, approximate dates, etc. For more guidelines of what to include in a request, please read vitalrec.com's guidelines. Please contact the Registrar's office for pricing. To order records, send the appropriate fee and a SASE to:
Crowley County Registrar
603 Main Street Suite 2
Ordway, CO 81063
Voice: (719) 267-3546 extension 249
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (MST) Monday-Friday.
History of Crowley County, Colorado
This is a fantastic, out-of-print book put out by the Crowley County Heritage Society in 1981. The book contains very detailed histories of the area, as well as biographies written by descendants of the county's early pioneers. It has been filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah and is available on microfiche from your local LDS Family History Library. FHL US/CAN Fiche 6088845.
Libraries
The Crowley County Combined Community Library is the only library in the county, and they have limited hours so you should call before planning a trip.
Crowley County Combined Community Library
1007 Main Street
Ordway, CO 81063
(719) 267-3582
Marriage Records
Marriage records are available from the Crowley County Clerk's Office from 1911 to present. Please contact the Clerk's office for pricing. When requesting any records, you should provide the most complete information possible, be brief and concise, and be sure to include full names, approximate dates, etc. For more guidelines of what to include in a request, please read vitalrec.com's guidelines. To order records, send the appropriate fee and a SASE to:
Crowley County Clerk and Recorder's Office
110 East 6th Street
Ordway, CO 81063
Voice: (719) 267-4643
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (MST) Monday-Friday.
Museums
The only museum in the county is the Crowley Heritage Center, located at the old middle school in Crowley. If you have an interest in Crowley County and are planning a trip, this should definitely be on your list of stops. You should call for hours before planning your trip.
Crowley County Heritage Center
Darla Wyeno, Curator
3rd and Main
Crowley, CO 81033
Phone: (719) 267-3384
Newspapers
Crowley County has one current newspaper, a weekly.
Ordway New Era
223 Main Street
Ordway, CO 81063
Phone: (719) 267-3576
Fax: (719) 267-4661

Historic newspapers of Crowley County.*
  • Crowley County Courier, a weekly serving Crowley from 1915 - 1916
     
  • Crowley County Republican, a weekly serving Crowley from 1932 - 1934
     
  • Olney Springs News, a weekly from 1915 - 1916
     
  • Olney Springs Journal, a weekly from 1916 - 1925
     
  • Crowley County Republican, a weekly serving Olney Springs from 1925 - 1932 (Continued as the Crowley County Republican in Crowley - see above)
     
  • Ordway New Era, a weekly from Apr 1902 to date
     
  • Ordway Call, a weekly from 1910 - 1915
     
  • Crowley County Leader, a weekly serving Ordway from 1915 - 18 Nov 1927
     
  • Sugar City Herald, a weekly from 1900 - 1905
     
  • Sugar City Republican, a weekly from 1900 - 1901
     
  • Saccharine Gazette, a weekly serving Sugar City from 1900 - 4 Jun 1915 (Continued as the Sugar City Gazette)
     
  • Sugar City Gazette, a weekly from 11 Jun 1915 - 3 Sep 1942
*From Guide to Colorado Newspapers 1859-1963, compiled by Donald Oehlerts of Colorado State University, Denver, 1964.
Obituaries
If you would like to request an obituary lookup, the Crowley Heritage Center will do them for a fee.