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County Information
One of the original nine counties formed in 1852
The county seat is Taos.

Taos was established following the Spanish conquest of the Pueblo villages.

During the 1770s Taos was repeatedly raided by Comanches who at that time lived in the plains of what is now eastern Colorado. Juan Bautista de Anza, governor of the Province of New Mexico, led a successful punitive expedition in 1779 against the Comanches.

After the U.S. takeover of New Mexico in 1846, Hispanics and Amerindians in Taos staged a mini-rebellion, known as the Taos Revolt, in which the newly appointed U.S. Governor, Charles Bent, was lynched.

Beginning in 1898, artists began to settle in Taos and created the "Taos Society of Artists". In time the Taos art colony developed. Many paintings were made of local scenes, especially of Taos Pueblo and activities there.

Towns / Villages / CDPs
* Red River * Taos
* Questa * Taos Ski Valley
* Chamisal * Penasco * Picuris Pueblo * Ranchos de Taos * Rio Lucio * Taos Pueblo * Vadito

Other localities
* Amalia * Arroyo Hondo * Arroyo Seco * Carson * Cerro * Costilla * El Prado
* El Rito * Lama * Las Trampas * Las Trampas * Llano * Ojo Caliente * Ojo Sarco
* Pilar * San Crist´┐Żbal * Tres Piedras * Valdez

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Website Updates:
May 2017: Bios for Gusdorf, McClure, Mueller, Simpson (transcribed by Genealogy Trails transcription team);
April 2017: Bios for Anderson, Joseph, Santistevan (transcribed by Genealogy Trails transcription team);
Oct 2016: Bio for Boggs (transcribed by Genealogy Trails transcription team);
March 2016: Birth announcements for DeHerrera, Montoya, Flores, Vigil, Korman;
January 2016:  Obits for Mary Kloss, Maximiano Martinez, Irene Rael; Hospital admissions for Matinez, Gonzales, Gallegos, Boyer, Flores, O'Keefe, Martinez, Archuleta, Sanchez, Gonzales, Mayer, Crawford, Howard; Birth announcements for Mr and Mrs Eleuto Maestras, Dr and Mrs Conrad Ellner, Mr and Mrs Adollo Archuleta, Mr and Mrs John Royce Rose;
 Feb 2015:  Obituaries: Mrs. Emma McCarthy, Fremont C. Stevens, Honorable Nicanor Vigil; County History: Bit of New Mexico History- The Taos Rebellion in 1847, The Fight For Taos County Goes On; News: Military News: Vocational Training Is Given Soldiers of New Mexico Disabled During War; Crime News: Eleven Cows Are Under Arrest At Taos; Court News: Pueblo Indians of New Mexico Are Federal Wards Say Decision; Miscellaneous News Stories: 7 Convicted and Executed In Two Days In Taos County, Official Matters; Community News: Topics From Taos, Diptheria in Taos County, Invading Taos County, Depredations At Taos Pueblo, A Deputy U. S. Marshal Wanted in Taos County, Considerable Activity in Taos County.
Sep 2014:  SIMPSON obit
Feb 2013: Birth Announcements for CORTEZ, MILLER, TAFOYA; Obits of ROMO, MALONE; Marriage Announcements for TORRES-TAFOYA, QUINTO-VIGIL, ARCHIBECK-REYNOLDS; Sick list, gossip/visiting news from July 1959
Jan 2013: WW2 Casualties
Mar 2012: List of Cemeteries. Bios for ILFELD, LARA, STEPHENSON, STEPP, VALDEZ


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