Mora County, Colorado Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Mora County

See also Taos County, Colorado.

Mora County, New Mexico was created 1 February 1860 from the eastern part of Taos County, New Mexico.[1]

The northern parts of Mora and Taos counties, formerly New Mexico Territory, were transferred to the newly created Colorado Territory on 28 February 1861[2] where they eventually were turned into parts of new Colorado counties:

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A few of the earliest settlers in what is now southern Colorado may have conducted their county business in Taos via the Santa Fe Trail. For records of residents from 1852 to 1861 in what later became southern Colorado check Taos County, New Mexico records. From 1 February 1860 to 1861 also check records of Mora County, New Mexico. After 28 February 1861 search the appropriate Colorado counties.


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 9th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1999), 274. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at (accessed 19 June 2012).