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Some of the cities, towns, and places in Socorro County are Abeytas, Adobe, Alamillo, Alamillo Pueblo, Alamo, Bernardo, Bingham, Bosquecito, Canta Recio, Carthage, Chamizal, Claunch, Contadero, Council Rock, Escondida, Field, Kelly, La Joya, Las Nutrias, Lemitar, Luis Lopez, Magdalena, Paraje, Park City, Pilabó, Polvadera, Pueblito de la Parida, Qualacu, Riley, Rosedale, Sabinal, San Acacia, San Antonio, San Antonito, San Felipe, San Marcial, San Pascual Pueblo, San Pedro, Senecú, Socorro, Tajo, Tokay, Val Verde, Veguita

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Socorro County is a county in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,866. The county seat is Socorro. The county was formed in 1852 as one of the original nine counties of New Mexico Territory. Socorro was originally the name given to a Native American village (see: Puebloan peoples) by Don Juan de Oñate in 1598. Having received vitally needed food and assistance from the native population, Oñate named the pueblo Socorro ("succor" in English). Socorro County is home to multiple scientific research institutions including New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and its associated Very Large Array, the Magdalena Ridge Observatory, and the Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research. Federal public lands in Socorro County include parts of the Cibola National Forest, the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Socorro Field Office, parts of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, and parts of the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail.