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Santa Fe County, N.M. Records,

Identifier: 1973-002

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the records of Santa Fe County, New Mexico (1846-1946). Included are records of the county clerk (1849-1946), assessor (1870-1888), treasurer (1847-1918), sheriff (1847-1938), county commissioners (1863-1936), justice of the peace (1846-1937), probate court (1851-1934), and school superintendent (1876-1916). Clerks records include correspondence; registers of deeds, mortgages, licenses, oaths and bonds, brands, bounties, and marriages; notarial records; and mining records. They also include political party material of the 1930s, board of canvasser reports (1881-1933), poll tallies and election returns (1866-1896); and a special census of Cerrillos (1893). Treasurers records include warrants, a volume of which contains records of a treason trial in the U.S. District Court for New Mexico (1847). County commissioners records include correspondence, petitions, minutes, articles of incorporation, material on courthouse construction (1866), records of the board of equalization (1916), and of the Santa Cruz Irrigation District (1931-1935). Justice of the peace records include inquests (1902, 1924), annual reports (1891-1935), and some case files. Miscellaneous records include funding bonds, and county surveyor records.

Some materials are in Spanish.


  • 1846-1999 (bulk 1946-1946)

Language of Materials


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

With the occupation of New Mexico in 1846 by the United States, seven political subdivisions established by Mexico in 1844 were recognized as counties under the Kearny Code of Laws. Santa Fe County was one of these seven original counties. New Mexico remained under a military form of government until Sept. 9, 1850, when an act of Congress established the Territory of New Mexico. On Jan. 9, 1852, the boundaries of the counties were fixed by an act of the Territorial Legislative Assembly. Santa Fe County, New Mexico was created in 1852.


5.5 linear feet + 156 v. + 30 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 Santa Fe County, N.M. Records, 1846-1999 (bulk 1946-1946)
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Daphne S.O. Arnaiz-DeLeon, Sandra Jaramillo
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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::1973-002::Santa Fe County, N.M. Records)//EN" "nmar1973-002.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