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List of New Mexico county name etymologies
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List of New Mexico county name etymologies

This is a list of New Mexico county name etymologies. Some New Mexico counties were named after places within their borders, while others were named after political leaders. Five New Mexico counties were named for United States Presidents.

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Table of contents
1 Current Counties
2 Defunct county
3 External links

Current Counties

  1. Bernalillo County was named for:
  2. Catron County was named for Thomas B. Catron, a Santa Fe attorney and New Mexico's first U.S. Senator.
  3. Chaves County was named for Colonel Jose Francisco Chaves, a U.S. Army officer in New Mexico during and after the Civil War.
  4. Cibola County was named for the Seven Cities of Cibola.
  5. Colfax County was named for Schuyler Colfax, 17th Vice-President of the United States.
  6. Curry County was named for George Curry, Governor of New Mexico Territory from 1907 to 1910.
  7. De Baca County was named for Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca, 2nd State Governor of New Mexico.
  8. Doņa Ana County was named for its first county seat, the village of Doņa Ana, which in turn was named for Doņa Ana Robledo, a 17th century woman known for her charitable giving.
  9. Eddy County was named for:
  10. Grant County was named for Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War General and 18th President of the United States.
  11. Guadalupe County was named for:
  12. Harding County was named for was named for Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States.
  13. Hidalgo County
  14. Lea County was named for Captain Joseph Calloway Lea.
  15. Lincoln County was named for Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States.
  16. Los Alamos County was named for:
  17. Luna County was named for:
  18. McKinley County was named for William McKinley, 25th President of the United States.
  19. Mora County was named for:
  20. Otero County was named for:
  21. Quay County was named for Matthew Stanley Quay, a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who supported New Mexico statehood.
  22. Rio Arriba County was named for:
  23. Roosevelt County was named for Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States.
  24. San Juan County was named for:
  25. San Miguel County was named for:
  26. Sandoval County was named for:
  27. Santa Fe County was named for:
  28. Sierra County was named for:
  29. Socorro County was named for:
  30. Taos County was named for:
  31. Torrance County was named for:
  32. Union County was named for:
  33. Valencia County was named for:

Defunct county

External links