New Mexico Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Emily Kelley, Historical Compiler; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist and Digital Compiler; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant
Copyright The Newberry Library 2007
Abel, Annie Heloise, ed. Official Correspondence of James S. Calhoun. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office 1915. Includes a copy of “Map of New Mexico Territory made by order of Brig. Gen. S.W. Kearny under instructions from Lieut. W. H. Emory, U.S.T.E. by Lieut’s S.W. Abert and W.G. Peck, U.S.T.E. 1867-47” which shows boundaries for the original seven counties in New Mexico Territory; also referred to as the “Calhoun Map.”
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Coan, Charles F. County Boundaries of New Mexico. Santa Fe: Legislative Council Service, 1965. This reprint of Coan’s original article from Southwestern Political Science Quarterly includes additional comments on the Mexican period by Dr. Myra Ellen Jenkins and a brief history of subsequent county boundary changes prepared by the New Mexico Legislative Council Service. Cited as Coan reprint.
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