Socorro County, New
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San Miguel Mission, Socorro, NM
Initially constructed in 1615
One of the original nine counties.
Socorro was originally the name given to a village by Don Juan de Oņate in 1598. Having received vitally
needed food and assistance from the native population, Oņate named the pueblo Socorro (which means "succor"
The county contains several mountain ranges including Magdalena Mountains, the San Mateo Mountains and Ladron Peak.
Founded 1 July 1850
Largest city: Socorro
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* Socorro * Village * Magdalena * Alamo
* Luis Lopez * Polvadera * San Antonio
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