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Silver City

Silver City, New Mexico

Introduction to Silver City, New Mexico

Silver City, New Mexico, in Grant county, is 96 miles W of Las Cruces, New Mexico and 126 miles NW of El Paso, Texas. The town contains a population of approximately 10,545.

Silver City History

Originally known as San Vicente de la Cienega, the area was an Apache campsite before the arrival of American settlers in the 1860’s. Silver City was established in 1870 and because of the discovery of silver ore in the nearby Chloride Flats. Silver City was officially incorporated in 1878. It is also the county seat of Grant County.

Silver City and nearby Attractions

  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  • City of Rocks State Park
  • Silver City Museum
  • Fleming Hall Museum
  • Western New Mexico University Museum

Things To Do In Silver City

The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument offers the visitors a glimpse of Mogollan Culture of 1300 AD. Recreational facilities such as camping and hiking are available in and around the Catwalk Trail and Gila Wilderness. The City of Rocks State Park is an area of interesting rock formation and is a popular site of attraction. Local festivals include Blues Festival and Winter Weekend.

Silver City Transportation

Las Cruces International Airport ia nearby.

Silver City Higher Education

Western New Mexico University is the local institution of higher education. Other such nearby institutes include Eastern Arizona College, New Mexico State University and New Mexico State University-Dona Anna.

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