Valencia County

US States / N / New Mexico / Valencia County
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Valencia County is named after a 17th century hacienda built by Francisco de Valencia, the Spanish official in charge of the area.

 

Created:  January 9, 1852 

County Seat: 

Los Lunas  1852 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Los Lunas  

 

Location:  444 Luna Street Southeast / Courthouse Road Southeast

Built:  1959 – 1960

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lawrence A Garcia

Contractor:  K L House

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The west front has a recessed second story with thin vertical bands. Above the entrance is the crest. Low sand brick wings are on the southwest and northwest sides. The roof line is flat. The building served as the courthouse and now serves as the County Administration Building.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1913 to 1914.

 

County Courthouse – Los Lunas  

 

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Location:  1835 Highway 314 SW / Morris Road Southwest

Built:  2006 – 2008

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Studio Southwest Architects, Inc. of Albuquerque

Contractor:  Bradbury Stamm Construction Inc. of Albuquerquw

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a three story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The northeast front has a central tower with canopy and recessed entrance on the first story and large recessed glass window on the second and third stories. The building has large square windows. The third story is recessed.  

 

Courthouses: 

N – Cibola County and Bernalillo County

E – Torrance County

S – Socorro County

W – Cibalo County

 

 

 

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Potos taken 2007 and 2016