Torrance County

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Torrance County is named after Francis J Torrance, who was a promoter who took part in the building of the New Mexico central Railroad and who established a town named after himself.

Created:  March 16, 1903 

County Seat:

Estancia  1903 – present


County Courthouse – Estancia  


Location:   205 9th Street / Allen Street

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:   Modern

Architect:  Kruger, Lake & Henderson

Contractor:  G W Stuckman.


Description: The building faces east and is a one story glass and concrete structure. The east front has a glass wall with the entrance foyer inside. The center rises higher than the rest of the building and has a wide concrete band around the roof line. On the north and south are low cut stone faced wings.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built by Ringardt in 1910.



N – Santa Fe County and San Miguel County

E – Guadalupe County

S – Lincoln County and Socorro County

W – Socorro County, Valencia County and Bernalillio County











Photos taken 2007