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Sandoval County

Sandoval County sits in central New Mexico, west of the Rio Grande. Created in 1903, it was named for the Sandoval family, whose members still live here. The first appearance of the Sandoval name in New Mexico came with Sebastian de Sandoval, who was in Santa Fe in 1640, but he departed quickly from the scene, and the Sandovals active in New Mexico after 1692 were descended from Juan de Dios Sandoval Martinez, a native of Mexico City, who arrived in New Mexico with the reconquest; his immmediate descendents dropped Martinez.

Latitude: 3518
Longitude: 10633