Bernalillo County Bernalillo County was established 8 January 1852. It was one of
the seven Partidos, established during Mexican rule. It
may have been named for the Gonzales-Bernal family that
lived in the area before 1692. The county seat is
Albuquerque. Bernalillo County has a high volume of
commerce, farming, business, and real estate sales.
Albuquerque has been thriving since 1706 and is the
center of activity for fairs and conventions.