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Dona Ana County Information
One of the nine original counties, formed in 1852
Geographical features in Dona Ana include the Mesilla Valley (the flood plain of the Rio Grande river) going north to south through the center and the Organ Mountains along the county's eastern edge. Other mountain ranges in the county are the Robledo Mountains, Dona Ana Mountains, Sierra de las Uvas, the southern end of the San Andres Mountains, East Potrillo Mountains, and West Potrillo Mountains, as well as two small, isolated mountains, Tortugas (or A) Mountain on the east and Picacho Peak on the west side of Las Cruces. The county also includes one of New Mexico's four large lava fields, the Aden Malpais, and one of the world's largest maar volcanoes, Kilbourne Hole.
The County Seat is Las Cruces which is the largest city in the county and also the second largest in New Mexico
Cities and Towns
Anthony * Berino * Chamberino * Chaparral * Derry * Dona Ana * Garfield
Hatch * Las Cruces * La Mesa * La Union * Mesilla * Mesquite * Organ *
Radium Springs * Rincon * Salem * San Miguel * Santa Teresa * Sunland Park * University Park * Vado * White Sands
Feb 2018: Bio for Jack Collier East (transcribed by the Genealogy Trails Transcription Team);
2017: Bios for Armijo, Bailey, Bowman, Bryan, Bull, Christy, Fall, Fountain, Griggs, Harlan, Livingston,
Llewelyn, Lucas, McClintock, McFie, Newcomb, Richardson, Sherfey (transcribed by the Genealogy Trails Transcription Team); Bio for Ascarate (transcribed by the Genealogy Trails Transcription Team);