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Online Records



County Courthouse

Quay County Courthouse
300 S 3rd St; PO Box 1225;
Tucumcari, NM 88401
Phone: 505.461.0510 

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1893, probate records, military records from 1945; District Court Clerk has divorce and court records.[1]


Parent County

  • Up until 1821New Spain controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • From 1821 until 1846Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 -  Land that became Quay County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

1903--Quay County was created 28 February 1903 from Guadalupe and Union counties.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



     Search by Cemetery Name:

          Allen Cemetery, Anniston Cemetery, Apodaca Cemetery, Beevers Cemetery, Boot Hill Cemetery, Britt Cemetery, Brown Cemetery, Brown Cemetery, Browning Cemetery. Cherokee Valley Cemetery, Dunns Cemetery, Endee Cemetery, Fife Family Ranch Cemetery, Gerhardt Cemetery, Grady Cemetery, Hanley Cemetery, Hassell Cemetery, House Cemetery, House Cemetery, Hudson Cemetery, Ima Cemetery, Logan Cemetery, Lone Mesa Cemetery, McAlister Cemetery, Menninite Church Cemetery, Montoya Cemetery, Nara Vista Cemetery, Newhome Cemetery, Obar Cemetery, Plains Cemetery, Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Prater Cemetery, Puerto Cemetery, Quay Cemetery, Rana Cemetery, Rowe Cemetery, San Jon Cemetery, Sunnyside Cemetery, Tucumcari Memorial Park, West Cemetery, Wheatland Cemetery.

     Search by Cemetery location:

          Allen, Forrest, Hassell, House, Logan, McAlister, Montoya, Nara Vista, Obar, Ragland, San Jon, Tucumcari, Wheatland.


For tips on accessing Quay County, New Mexico Genealogy census records online, see: New Mexico Census.




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Quay County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.


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