Mora County, Colorado

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See also [[Taos County, New Mexico]].
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mora_County,_Colorado|Mora County]]'' <br>
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See also [[Taos County, Colorado]].
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[[Mora County, New Mexico]] was created 1 February 1860 from the eastern part of [[Taos County, New Mexico]].<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 9th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1999), 274. {{WorldCat|48077118|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1362899|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 1999}}.</ref>
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The northern parts of Mora and Taos counties, formerly [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory, were transferred to the newly created [[Colorado]] Territory on 28 February 1861<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> where they eventually were turned into parts of new Colorado counties:
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*'''Mora County became: ''' extreme west [[Baca County, Colorado|Baca]], southwest [[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]], southern [[Custer County, Colorado|Custer]], [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]], southern [[Otero County, Colorado|Otero]], and southern [[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]] counties
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*'''Taos County became: ''' [[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]], extreme southeast tip of [[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]], [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]], [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]], central [[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]], northeast [[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]], [[Rio Grande County, Colorado|Rio Grande]], southern [[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]], and far east central [[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan]] counties
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[[Image:Colorado 1860 map.png|right|400px|Colorado 1860 map.png]]A few of the earliest settlers in what is now southern Colorado may have conducted their county business such as recording land deeds in Taos via the [[Santa Fe Trail]]. For records of residents in what later became southern Colorado, check:
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*'''1852 to 1861''' [[Taos County, New Mexico]] records
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*'''1 February 1860 to 1861''' also check [[Mora County, New Mexico]] records
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*'''After 28 February 1861''' search the appropriate Colorado counties (at first [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]], [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]], [[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]], and [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]]).
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=== References  ===
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[[Category:Colorado_counties]] [[Category:New_Mexico_counties]]

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United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Mora County

See also Taos County, Colorado.

Mora County, New Mexico was created 1 February 1860 from the eastern part of Taos County, New Mexico.[1]

The northern parts of Mora and Taos counties, formerly New Mexico Territory, were transferred to the newly created Colorado Territory on 28 February 1861[2] where they eventually were turned into parts of new Colorado counties:

Colorado 1860 map.png
A few of the earliest settlers in what is now southern Colorado may have conducted their county business such as recording land deeds in Taos via the Santa Fe Trail. For records of residents in what later became southern Colorado, check:

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 9th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1999), 274. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).