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Mora County, N.M. Records,

Identifier: 1974-036

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the records of Mora County, New Mexico (1850-1922). The bulk of the material covers the dates 1870 to 1911. Included are records of the county clerk (1850-1918), assessor (1871-1912), sheriff (1879-1884), treasurer (1924), county commissioners (1880-1921), justice of the peace (1856-1910), probate court (1871-1890), superintendent of schools/board of education (1915-1922), and miscellaneous tax records (1903, 1917). Clerks records include registers of licenses, brands, bonds, patents, bounties, property transfers, and chattel mortgages; poll tax lists; voter lists; and election returns. County commissioners records include proceedings (1880-1921), a special census of district 33 (town of Roy) taken in 1906, and a poll tally for the special election of delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1889. Other election results are files with the justice of the peace records. Probate records contain leases and deeds concerning Lucien B. Maxwell, and guardianship records.

Some materials are in Spanish.


  • 1850-1930 (Bulk 1870-1911)

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, Mora County, New Mexico was created in 1860.


3 linear feet + 14 v. + 7 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 Mora County, N.M. Records, 1850-1930 (Bulk 1870-1911)
Edited Full Draft
Revised by Daphne S.O. Amaiz-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::1974-036::Mora County, N.M. Records)//EN" "nmar1974-036.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