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San Miguel Mission, Socorro, NM
San Miguel Mission, Socorro, NM
Initially constructed in 1615


County Information

One of the original nine counties.

Socorro was originally the name given to a village by Don Juan de Oñate in 1598. Having received vitally needed food and assistance from the native population, Oñate named the pueblo Socorro (which means "succor" in English).
The county contains several mountain ranges including Magdalena Mountains, the San Mateo Mountains and Ladron Peak.

Founded 1 July 1850
Seat: Socorro
Largest city: Socorro

City / Village / CDP
* Socorro * Village * Magdalena * Alamo
Other Communities
* Luis Lopez * Polvadera * San Antonio

Ghost Towns
* Adobe * Carthage * Council Rock * Field * Kelly * Park City * Riley
* Rosedale * San Marcial * San Pedro * Tokay

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Cemeteries

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County Records

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School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Jan 2013:
Honor Roll of Casualties
Mar 2012: Bios for COON, COONEY, GUTIERRES, MONTOYA, RUSSELL




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