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Online Records

Lea County, New Mexico
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Founded March 7, 1917
County Seat Lovington
Address [ Lea County Courthouse]
100 N Main Avenue
PO Box 4C;
Lovington, NM 88260
Phone: 505.396.8532 
http://www.leacounty.net/Lea County Website]

County Courthouse

Lea County Courthouse
100 N Main Avenue
PO Box 4C;
Lovington, NM 88260
Phone: 505.396.8532 

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1917, and land records.[1]


Parent County

  • Up until 1821New Spain controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • From 1821 until 1846Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 -  Land that became Lea County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 1917--Lea County was created 7 March 1917 from Chaves and Eddy counties.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Lea County, New Mexico Genealogy census records online, see: New Mexico Census.




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lea County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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