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County Information
One of the original nine counties.

Socorro was originally the name given to a village by Don Juan de Onate in 1598. Having received vitally needed food and assistance from the native population, Onate 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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Website Updates:

April 2018:  Community News, surname Leeson (submitted by Robin Line);

March 2018:  Marriage licenses issued (surnames include Gonzales, Pino, Trujillo, Lopez, Carmel, Luna, Perea, Baca, Radoseoh, Stephenson, Graham Steen, Savedra, Sanchez)


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