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Lincoln County, N.M. Records,

Identifier: 1974-022

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the records of Lincoln County, New Mexico (1869-1932). Included are records of the county clerk (1869-1912), assessor (1870-1912), auditor (1875), treasurer (1883-1932), sheriff (1875-1897), county commissioners (1889-1912), justice of the peace (1876-1904), probate court (1870-1920), and miscellaneous records. Clerks records include poll and tally books, voter lists, election records, mining records, and registers of bonds, deeds, and marriages. Miscellaneous records include documents concerning the construction of an irrigation ditch by Joseph C. Lea (1880), receipts from the White Oaks Post Office (1898-1903), and White Oaks mining locations and plats.

Some materials are in Spanish.


  • 1869-1932

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 parts of Dona Ana and Socorro Counties, New Mexico, Lincoln County was created in 1869.


2 linear feet + 2 v. + 17 rolls

Alternate Format

Some records are available on microfilm.

Separated 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 Lincoln County, N.M. Records, 1869-1932
Edited Full Draft
Revised by Daphne S.O. Arnaiz-Deleon
Language of description
Script of description
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::1974-022::Lincoln County, N.M. Records)//EN" "nmar1974-022.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