Silver City was founded in 1870 . . .

The town site was laid out and christened
Silver City because rich deposits of
chloride silver were discovered west of
town. A bright future was predicted for the
new mining camp. However in 1893 the
bottom dropped out of the silver market.
Mines closed down and the camps
became ghost towns. But Silver City
moved ahead.

Today's Silver City offers much for the
tourist; it is the gateway to the 558,065
acre Gila Wilderness area, historic Pinos
Altos, Gila Cliff Dwellings, Catwalk,
Mogollon and other ghost towns, City of
Rocks State Park, museums, and much
more for everyone to enjoy.
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Silver City
Located in Silver City's Historic Downtown District
106 W. Broadway
Silver City, NM 88061-5093