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Eddy County, N.M. Records,

Identifier: 1974-035

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the records of Eddy County, New Mexico (1888-1991). The bulk of the material covers the dates 1891-1922. Included are the records of the county clerk (1891-1972, 1990-1991), sheriff (1896-1922), assessor (1891-1911), county commissioners (1891-1932), justice of the peace (1900-1940), probate court (1888-1915), superintendent of schools (1891-1923), treasurer (1891-1913), coroner (1892-1912), surveyor (1891-1908), road supervisor and overseer (1901-1910), and miscellaneous records. Clerks records include oaths and bonds, registers of brands, wild animal bounties, licenses and property transfers; municipal and business incorporations; and election records. Probate records include wills and guardianships (1891-1911) and inquests (1895-1912). Miscellaneous records include affidavits concerning artesian wells and water appropriations (1900-1913), and marriage certificates (1892-1921).

Some materials are in Spanish.


  • 1888-1991(Bulk 1891-1922)

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 Lincoln County, New Mexico, Eddy County was created in 1889.


7 linear feet + 51 v. + 13 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 Eddy County, N.M. Records, 1888-1991(Bulk 1891-1922)
Edited Full Draft
Revised by Daphne S.O. Amaiz-DeLeon
Language of description
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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::1974-035::Eddy County, N.M. Records)//EN" "nmar1974-035.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