San Juan County, New Mexico (Extinct)

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United States Gotoarrow.png New Mexico Gotoarrow.png San Juan County (Extinct)

The original San Juan was a county of New Mexico from 1861 to 1862. Later a different county was created with the same name, which exists to the present. Look for records of San Juan county (extinct) in the Taos county offices.


12 Jan 1861 - SAN JUAN county (original, extinct) created by New Mexico Territory from TAOS county. It stretched west to the California border, including land in present day Arizona, Nevada. [1]

18 Jan 1862 - SAN JUAN county (original, extinct) lost all territory to TAOS county when the law creating SAN JUAN was repealed. SAN JUAN was eliminated. [2]


  1. N.M. Terr. Laws 1860-1861, 10th assy. /p. 16
  2. N.M. Terr. Laws 1861-1862, 11th assy. /p. 16