Conejos County

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Conejos

Conejos County is named for the cottontail rabbits in the area as the Spanish word “conejos” means “rabbits”.

 

Created:  November 1, 1861

County Seat:

Conejos  1861 – present

 

County Courthouse – Conejos

 

Location:  6683 County Road 13 / County Road G6

Built:  1980 – 1981

Style:  Spanish Pueblo style

Architect:  H E Whitlock Inc.

Contractor:  H E Whitlock Inc.

 

Description: The building faces east and is a one story stone and concrete structure. The east front has a projecting center section with red colored flagstone. The recessed main building is a light yellow color. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The courthouse built in 1890 to 1891, burned on June 27, 1980.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Rio Grande County and  Alamosa County

E – Costilla County

S – Taos County, New Mexico and Rio Arriiba County, New Mexico

W – Archuleta County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011