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PO Box I, Socorro, NM 87801
Grant Received County Amount
Trails+ 2023 Socorro County $161,632
Total Grants Awarded $161,632

Socorro County is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life for its diverse population. We strive to foster a thriving community by promoting economic development, preserving our rich history, and providing essential services while respecting our natural environment. Established in 1852, Socorro County holds a historical legacy dating back to the Spanish colonial era. Originally spanning from Texas to California, it evolved through various territorial changes to encompass the current area of approximately 6,646 square miles. Rooted in Native American and Spanish heritage, the county’s history is characterized by missionary efforts, battles, and the influence of the Camino Real. Socorro County stands as a hub for both traditional agriculture and cutting-edge technology. With a strong focus on ranching and farming, it also leads in technological development through institutions like New Mexico Tech and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Very Large Array. The county nurtures an appreciation for nature, housing renowned wildlife refuges, exceptional hiking and rock climbing opportunities, and astronomy exploration. In recent years, Socorro County has achieved notable milestones. It continues to be a leader in the advancement of technology and research through its contributions to New Mexico’s scientific landscape. The county’s commitment to preserving its natural and cultural heritage is evident in its recognition on the national historic register, its archaeological sites, and its promotion of ecotourism activities. By embracing its rich history and natural assets, Socorro County remains a dynamic and evolving community that blends tradition and innovation, all while providing its residents and visitors with a unique and enriching experience.