Grant County

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Grant County is named for General Ulysses S Grant ( 1822-1885 ), who was the 18th president of the United States.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Catron County

E – Sierra County and Luna County

S – Hidalgo County

W – Greenlee County, Arizona

 

Created:  January 30, 1868                    Map of New Mexico highlighting Grant County

County Seat: 

Silver City  1868 – present

 

County Courthouse – Silver City  

 

Location:  201 North Cooper Street / Broadway

Built:  1929 – 1930

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  George Williamson Inc.

Contractor:  Edward Lembke & Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the side of a hill in the center of Silver City. There are projecting north and south wings on either side of the main entry and the entire east facade is faced with terra-cotta tile. At the east front entrance is a projecting center section with large arch with windows. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the lobby is decorated with murals of southwest New Mexico scenes by Santa Fe painter Theodore Van Soelen. A grand staircase ascends to the second story. The building houses the District Court of the 6th Judicial District. On the west side is the County Jail.

  

History:  The county was created in 1868 and Pinos Altos was selected as the county seat. The county seat was moved to Silver City in 1874. The county used rented premises until the first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1883. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1929 to 1930.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Silver City

 

 

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County Jail – Silver City

 

 

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City of Rocks State Park

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2019