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Colfax County, N.M. Records,

Identifier: 1973-025

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the records of the county clerk (1867-1933), county assessor (1870-1892, 1917, 1924), county treasurer (1869-1927), county commission (1876-1927), superintendent of schools (1907-1908), county surveyor (1898), justice of the peace (1887-1925), sheriff (1869-1884), and probate court (1892-1929). Clerk's records include notary records, poll and tally books, voter lists, election returns, abstracts of titles, articles of incorporation, registers of licenses and brands, mining records, and correspondence. They also include deeds and leases that concern L. B. Maxwell and the Maxwell Land Grant Company. County commission records include poll and tally records for the special election of delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1889, and correspondence concerning roads, bridges, and the Maxwell Land Grant Company. Justice of the peace records include a typescript list of marriages in Colfax County (1877-1907).

Some materials are in Spanish.


  • 1867-1929

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

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 part of Taos County, New Mexico, Colfax County was created in 1869.


11 linear feet + 27 v. + 11 rolls

Alternate Format

Some records are available on microfilm.

Related Material

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 Colfax County, N.M. Records, 1867-1929
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Daphne S.O. Arnaiz-DeLeon
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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::1973-025::Colfax County, N.M. Records)//EN" "nmar1973-025.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