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Silver City in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Silver City

Population 9,887 - Elevation 5,895

 
 
Silver City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
1. Silver City Marker
Inscription. Silver City is located in the midst of rich mineral deposits. The Santa Rita Copper Mines, opened in 1805, were the second such mines operating in what is now the U.S. A silver strike in 1870 began the commercial mining for which the area is still known. The Apache chiefs Victorio, Gerónimo, and Mangas Coloradas figured in its history.
 
Location. 32° 46.867′ N, 108° 17.067′ W. Marker is in Silver City, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is on U.S. 180 at milepost 111.5, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver City NM 88061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. GFWC Silver City Women's Club (approx. 0.8 miles away); Municipal Museum (approx. 0.8 miles away); O.B. McClintock Bank Clock (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pinos Altos (approx. 6.5 miles away); Fort Bayard (approx. 7.6 miles away); Fort Bayard - 1866-1900 (approx. 7.6 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mines (approx. 7.8 miles away); Bayard (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver City.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansNatural ResourcesWars, US Indian
 
<i>back of</i> Silver City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
2. back of Silver City Marker
Silver City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
3. Silver City Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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