Union County, New Mexico
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Union County, was
created by an act of the territorial legislation in 1893 and was
officially recognized on January 1, 1894, when the first slate of
elected county officials received their oaths of office. The county is
named “Union” because the citizens were united in their desire for the
creation of a new county out of three existing New Mexico counties -
Colfax, Mora and San Miguel. Union County was subsequently “carved up”
by the creation of additional counties, Quay in 1903 and Harding in
1920. At one time, Union County had a population of over 20,000. There
were a number of bustling communities such as Amistad, Hayden, Sedan,
Pasamonte, Gladstone, Mt Dora, Grenville, Des Moines, Folsom and Dedman
(as Capulin was called back then).
county seat is Clayton
down from Capulin National Monument near Capulin, New Mexico
* Capulin * Clayton * Des Moines * Folsom * Gladstone
Grenville * Hayden * Mt Dora * Sedan * Seneca * Sofia * Stead
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August 2016: Bios for Slack, Thompson, Toombs (transcribed by the Genealogy Trails Transcription Team)
April 2016: Obit for Mrs Elsie Richey;
February 2015: Riggs-Porter marriage announcement (news);
Community News articles added; [all submitted by Veneta McKinney]
Jan 2013: WW2 Casualties
Apr 2012: Gossip news: marriage announcement for FOX-QUINN