Socorro County was the named conferred by Don Juan de Onate upon a pueblo north of the present location of Socorro.
Created: January 9, 1852
Socorro 1852 – present
County Courthouse – Socorro
Location: 200 Church Street / Court Street
Built: 1939 – 1940
Style: Spanish Pueblo
Architect: Kruger & Clark
Contractor: Charles C Spencer ( supervisor )
Description: The building faces north and is a two story cream colored stucco structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a recessed entrance with the crest above the doorway. The cornerstone of the 1884 building is set in the wall. The building was a Work Projects Administration project. Additions were completed in 1990. The architect was Dick Waggoner of Roswell and the contractor was Paul Goar Construction of Bosque Farms. Renovations were completed in 2001. The Architect was James Patrick Lynch and the contractors were Gentry Construction, C C Construction and Fred Tofoya Construction.
Note: The previous courthouse was built in 1884.
E – Lincoln County
S – Sierra County
W – Catron County
Photos taken 2007 and 2014