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In theory the southern tip of present-day [[Nevada]], that is the northern part of [[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County]] and southern parts of [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] and [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] counties were part of [[Taos County, New Mexico]] from its creation in [[New Mexico]] Territory in 1852 until about 1854 when the western part of Taos County was absorbed by [[Rio Arriba County, Nevada|Rio Arriba County]].<ref>Compare 1852 and 1854 maps.</ref>  
 
In theory the southern tip of present-day [[Nevada]], that is the northern part of [[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County]] and southern parts of [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] and [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] counties were part of [[Taos County, New Mexico]] from its creation in [[New Mexico]] Territory in 1852 until about 1854 when the western part of Taos County was absorbed by [[Rio Arriba County, Nevada|Rio Arriba County]].<ref>Compare 1852 and 1854 maps.</ref>  
  
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Revision as of 15:25, 9 August 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Taos County

In theory the southern tip of present-day Nevada, that is the northern part of Clark County and southern parts of Lincoln and Nye counties were part of Taos County, New Mexico from its creation in New Mexico Territory in 1852 until about 1854 when the western part of Taos County was absorbed by Rio Arriba County.[1]

For map of New Mexico Territory in 1852, click here.

There is little chance someone as far away as Nevada would take the trouble to go to New Mexico to conduct their county business. It is unlikely any records of people living in Nevada are actually found in Taos County records.

See also Taos County, New Mexico.

References

  1. Compare 1852 and 1854 maps.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Taos County, New Mexico" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico (accessed 8 August 2011).
  3. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  4. J.H. Colton, "Territories of New Mexico and Utah" (map) (New York: Johnson and Browning, 1860?). Digitized at http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/uw&CISOPTR=483&CISOBOX=1&REC=1 (accessed 9 August 2011).
  5. Marion Ellison, An inventory and index to the records of Carson County, Utah and Nevada Territories, 1855-1861 (Reno, Nevada: Grace Dangberg Foundation, 1984), iv. WorldCat entry. FHL Book 979.3 R2e.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).
  7. 7.0 7.1 Wikipedia contriutors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).