Taos County, Colorado

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Taos_County,_Colorado|Taos County]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Taos_County,_Colorado|Taos County]]''  
  
The southern part of present-day [[Colorado]], that is parts of Archuleta, Conejos, Rio Grande, Mineral, Hinsdale, San Juan, Saguache, Alamosa, Costilla, Las Animas, Huerfano, Custer, Pueblo, Otero, Bent, and extreme western edge of Baca counties were part of [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos County, New Mexico Territory]] from its creation in [[New Mexico]] Territory in 1852 until 1860 when the eastern half of Taos County was split off as [[Mora County, Colorado|Mora County]].<ref>Compare 1852 and 1854 maps.</ref> <ref>John Koontz, ''Political History of Nevada, 5th ed.'' (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 37-98. {{WorldCat|21179|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|215840|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 N2k}}</ref>  
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The southern part of present-day [[Colorado]] east of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Divide_of_the_Americas Continental Divide], that is parts of Archuleta, Conejos, Rio Grande, Mineral, Hinsdale, San Juan, Saguache, Alamosa, Costilla, Las Animas, Huerfano, Custer, Pueblo, Otero, Bent, and extreme western edge of Baca counties were part of [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos County, New Mexico Territory]] from its creation in [[New Mexico]] Territory in 1852 until 1860 when the eastern half of Taos County was split off as [[Mora County, Colorado|Mora County]].<ref>Compare 1852 and 1854 maps.</ref> <ref>John Koontz, ''Political History of Nevada, 5th ed.'' (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 37-98. {{WorldCat|21179|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|215840|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 N2k}}</ref>  
  
 
:*1852 [[Taos County, New Mexico]] Territory created as an original county from an old Mexican ''partido''. In theory it extended west to the [[California]] border including parts of [[Arizona]] and later [[Nevada]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Taos County, New Mexico" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref><ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref>  
 
:*1852 [[Taos County, New Mexico]] Territory created as an original county from an old Mexican ''partido''. In theory it extended west to the [[California]] border including parts of [[Arizona]] and later [[Nevada]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Taos County, New Mexico" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref><ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref>  

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For a map of New Mexico Territory in 1852, click here.

United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Taos County

The southern part of present-day Colorado east of the Continental Divide, that is parts of Archuleta, Conejos, Rio Grande, Mineral, Hinsdale, San Juan, Saguache, Alamosa, Costilla, Las Animas, Huerfano, Custer, Pueblo, Otero, Bent, and extreme western edge of Baca counties were part of Taos County, New Mexico Territory from its creation in New Mexico Territory in 1852 until 1860 when the eastern half of Taos County was split off as Mora County.[1] [2]

There is little chance someone as far away as Nevada would take the trouble to go to New Mexico to conduct their county business. It is unlikely any records of people living in Nevada are actually found in Taos County records.

See also Taos County, New Mexico.

References

  1. Compare 1852 and 1854 maps.
  2. John Koontz, Political History of Nevada, 5th ed. (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 37-98. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 N2k
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Taos County, New Mexico" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico (accessed 8 August 2011).
  4. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  5. J.H. Colton, "Territories of New Mexico and Utah" (map) (New York: Johnson and Browning, 1860?). Digitized at http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/uw&CISOPTR=483&CISOBOX=1&REC=1 (accessed 9 August 2011).
  6. Marion Ellison, An inventory and index to the records of Carson County, Utah and Nevada Territories, 1855-1861 (Reno, Nevada: Grace Dangberg Foundation, 1984), iv. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 R2e.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).
  8. 8.0 8.1 Wikipedia contriutors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).