history BernCo


Bernalillo County has

one of the richest histories in the nation.

With its unique blend of ancient and recent history, we are a place that captures the heart.

In 2012, we celebrated our 100th anniversary of statehood. On January 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state, followed by Arizona just a few weeks later.

And we're still celebrating our history and our heritage! For more information on BernCo's cultural treasures, please click here and here.

About Us

Bernalillo County

One Civic Plaza NW, 10th Floor

Albuquerque, NM  87102

(505) 468-7000




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