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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.

Kit Carson house
Home of Kit Carson
Taos, New Mexico
Long single story adobe structure with plastered walls, roofed porch and wood beams, built in 1858.


Gravemarker of Christopher (Kit) Carson reads:
"Kit Carson Died May TH/23 1868 Aged 59 Years." with dried wreath and flags, Taos, New Mexico. Wood fence with sign reads: "Notice Any One Defacing This Stone Will Be Prosecuted To The Extreme Extent., G. S."

Kit Carson grave


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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 Cristóbal * Tres Piedras * Valdez

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Website Updates:
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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