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Cibola County

Cibola County is named for the Cibola National forest, part of which lies within the county, and “cibola” refers to the legendary “Seven Cities of Gold”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – McKinley County

E – Sandoval CountyBernalillo County and Valencia County

S – Socorro County and Catron County

W – Apache County, Arizona


Created:  June 19, 1981                         Map of New Mexico highlighting Cibola County

County Seat:

Grants  1981 – present


County Courthouse – Grants


Location:  515 West High Street / Iron Street

Built:  1986 – 1987

Style:  Spanish Mission

Architect:  Hoshour & Pearson

Contractor:  A & M Builders


Description: The building faces south and is a one story yellow colored stucco, glass and concrete structure..The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Grants. On the west side is the church with open sided tower. The building has a red colored title hipped roof and faces south onto a plaza. The building houses the District Court of the 13th Judicial District. The building was formerly the Grants High School and the Cibola Convention Authority Building. 


See:  The 13th Judicial District includes Sandoval County and Valencia County.


History:  The county was created in 1981 and Grants was selected as the county seat. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1986 to 1987.



County Courthouse – Grants













Photos taken 2007