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Otero County, N.M. Records,

Identifier: 1971-012

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the records of Otero County, New Mexico (1892-1954). The bulk of the materials are Justice of the Peace criminal and civil docket books (1900-1908). Included are records of the County Clerk (1901-1920), County Assessor (1899-1912), Justice of the Peace (1892-1942), County Commissioners (1910-1954), and miscellaneous records that include minutes of the County Advisory Board (1946) and County Extension Agent annual reports (1944-1954).


  • 1890-1954 (Bulk 1900-1908)

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Access Restrictions

Documents are fragile. Use microfilm if available.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Historical Note

Formerly parts of Lincoln and Dona Ana Counties, New Mexico, Otero County was created in 1899.


1 linear feet + 9 v. + 4 rolls

Alternate Format

Some records are available on microfilm.

Related Materials

Most statehood materials remain in the county offices.


Contact Information

  1. New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
  2. Archives and Historical Services Division
  3. 1205 Camino Carlos Rey
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
  5. Phone: 505-476-7908
  6. Fax: 505-476-7909
  7. Email:
  8. URL:


Inventory of the Otero County, N.M. Records, 1890-1954 (Bulk 1900-1908)
Edited Full Draft
Revised by Daphne S.O. Amaiz-DeLeon
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Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1971-012::Otero County, N.M. Records)//EN" "nmar1971-012.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7948