Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy Guide

Colfax County, New Mexico (Map It) was created on January 25, 1869 from Mora County. The county was named in honor of Schuyler Colfax, the seventeenth vice president of the United States. Learn More About State of New Mexico History

Colfax County is bordered by Taos County (west), Mora County (south), Harding County (south), Union County (east), Las Animas County, Colorado (north), Costilla County, Colorado.

Colfax County Cities and Towns include Raton, Springer.

Colfax County, New Mexico Courthouse Records

Colfax County, New Mexico Courthouse
Colfax County, NM Courthouse

The Colfax County Courthouse is located in Raton, New Mexico. Learn More About State of New Mexico Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Colfax county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. (Elizabeth Town, 1869; Cimarron 1872; Springer 1882). Typescript (1877—1907) available at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.

  • Colfax County Clerks office has Marriage Records from 1869, Land Records from 1864 and Probate Records from 1884. The County Clerks office has land records, including deeds, mining records, surveys, and plats; marriage records; and some probate records. Also Military discharges, liens, mortgages, powers of attorney, and miscellaneous affidavits may be found there.
  • Colfax County 8th District Court Clerk has many responsibilities which include courts of general jurisdiction, including probate and divorce, actions, as well as jury trials.

Colfax County, New Mexico Census Records

Colfax County, New Mexico Vital Records

Colfax County, New Mexico Resources

  • Arthur Johnson Memorial Public Library, 244 Cook Ave., Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone: 505-445-9711.
  • Cimarron Historical Society, Les Davis, Cimarron, New Mexico, 87714.
  • Raton Family History Center, 2136 La Mesa Drive, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-9226.
  • Genealogical Club of Angel Fire, P.O. Box 503, Angel Fire, New Mexico, 87710.
  • Raton Museum, Roger Sanchez, 218 S. First, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-8979.
  • Santa Fe Trail Museum, 606 Maxwell Ave., Springer, New Mexico, 87747. Phone: 505-483-5554 or 505-483-0474.
  • Colfax County, New Mexico Message Boards
  • Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy Forum read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Colfax County

Colfax County, New Mexico External Links

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