Lea County, New Mexico
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Lea County

 Formed in 1917 from parts of Chaves and Eddy Counties
Lea County is named for Captain Joseph Calloway Lea, who is the first mayor of Roswell and the founder of the New Mexico Military Institute.
The County Seat is Lovington

Cities, Towns and Other Populated Places

Cities: Eunice ~ Hobbs ~ Jal ~ Lovington
Town: Tatum
Census-Designated Places:  Monument ~ Nadine ~ North Hobbs
Other Unincorporated Communities: Caprock ~ Crossroads ~ Maljamar ~ McDonald

Ghost/Vanished Towns:  View list

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Lea County Data

Birth Records

Family Bibles and Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
July 2018:  Biographical information for WW1 casualties.  Community news;  Crime news for SIMPSON.  Death of AUBURG, KING.  Sick list news for EPPES, WRIGHT, SCOGGIN, HOOKER, ABERNATHY, HUGHES.   Marriage notices for Crowder - Penny, Crandall - March, Norworth - Swor, Goen - Mize, Black - Walker, Rogers - Caudill, Williams - Love



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Surrounding Counties

Roosevelt County ~ Chaves County
Eddy County ~ Loving County, TX
Winkler County, TX ~ Andrews County, TX
Gaines County, TX ~ Yoakum County, TX
Cochran County, TX

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