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Overview

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.

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 1860s. 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.

Silver City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Grant County
Standard Zip Codes88061, 88022
P.O. Box Zip Codes88062, 88036, 88053
Phone Area Codes575, 505
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude32.78
Approximate Longitude-108.26

Silver City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationFORT BAYARD
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 53 F
Apr Temp37 to 70 F
Jul Temp59 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip16.2 inches
StationCLIFF 11 SE
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 56 F
Apr Temp32 to 73 F
Jul Temp57 to 92 F
Oct Temp36 to 75 F
Annual Precip15.8 inches
StationWHITE SIGNAL
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp24 to 51 F
Apr Temp35 to 69 F
Jul Temp59 to 87 F
Oct Temp39 to 70 F
Annual Precip16.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bayard2,488$47,928
Hurley1,330$43,711
Santa Clara1,507$38,693

Silver City Public Libraries

The Public Library
515 WEST COLLEGE AVENUE
Silver City, New Mexico
(575) 538-3672

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Silver City Hospitals

Gila Regional Medical Center
(Government - Local)
1313 East 32nd Street
(575) 538-4000

Silver City Public Schools

Aldo Leopold Charter
1422 Hwy 180 East
ZIP: 88061
(575) 538-2547
Other
Total Enrollment 146
G.w.stout Elementary
2601 North Silver St
ZIP: 88061
(505) 956-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Harrison Schmitt Elementary
4042 Hwy 90 Sw
ZIP: 88061
(505) 956-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Jose Barrios Elementary
1625 Little Walnut
ZIP: 88061
(505) 956-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 239
La Plata Middle
3500 North Silver St
ZIP: 88061
(505) 956-2000
Middle
Total Enrollment 577
Silver High
3200 North Silver St
ZIP: 88061
(505) 956-2000
High
Total Enrollment 720
Sixth Street Elementary
405 West 6th
ZIP: 88061
(505) 956-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 140

Silver City Private Schools

Agape Academy
1301 N Santa Rita St
ZIP: 88061
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Calvary Christian Academy
3001 Highway 90 S
ZIP: 88061
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 40
Down To Earth School
716 W Market St
ZIP: 88061
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Guadalupe Montessori School
1731 N Alabama St
ZIP: 88061
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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