San Juan County, New Mexico (Extinct) Genealogy

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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.

History[edit | edit source]

12 Jan 1861 - SAN JUAN County was created by New Mexico Territory from TAOS County, New Mexico. It stretched west to the California border, including lands in present day Arizona and Nevada. [1]

18 Jan 1862 - SAN JUAN County lost all territory to TAOS County, New Mexico when the law creating SAN JUAN was repealed. This version of SAN JUAN County was extinguished. [2] Look for records of the extinct San Juan County in Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy records.

References[edit | edit source]

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