Grant honors the great General and President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. Silver City, the county seat, is home to Western New Mexico University.
The discovery of gold in May 1860 and silver in 1870 drew many early settlers. Now the open-pit copper mine at Santa Rita, opened by Spaniards in 1803, dominates the economy of the county.
The Mimbres Valley is known for its great orchards and ranches. Several hundred thousand acres of the Gila National Forest lie within Grant County.
2013 Cliff, Gila, Grant County Fair, September 25th - 29th, 2013
There will be more to come on the Cliff, Gila, Grant County Fair
We would like to thank John and Judy O'Loughlin for allowing us to use their beautiful pictures on our web site.