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Ranchos De Taos

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Ranchos de Taos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 2,390 at the 2000 census.The historic district is the Ranchos de Taos Plaza, which includes the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church.HistoryIn 1725, the settlement that was originally called Las Trampas de Taos became the permanent Spanish settlement called Ranchos de Taos. In 1760 Rachoes de Taos, also called Taos "Old Town", was attacked by Comanche Native Americans who took 50 women from a fortified house, the home of the Vidalpando family, and killed the men of the settlement.Spanish settlers of the Taos valley moved into the Taos Pueblo for safety from attacks from Plains Indians. In 1772 a mission church was begun. Between 1796 and 1797, land from the Don Fernando de Taos Land Grant was given to 63 Spanish families. In 1815 the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church was completed. The Taos region population grew as the result of land grants made by Mexico between 1821 and 1846.GeographyRanchos de Taos is located about 4 miles southwest of Taos, New Mexico.According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4sqmi, all land.
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