Skip to content
Home » US States » N » New Mexico » Grant County

Grant County

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:  Art Deco / Colonial Revival

Architect:  George Williamson Inc. (George M Williamson and W Miles Brittelle)

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.


See:  The 6th Judicial District includes Hidalgo County and Luna County.


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 designed by J B Baker and built by Robert Black in 1883 at a cost of $22,310. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1929 to 1930.


County Administrative Center – Silver City  



Location:  1400 Highway 180 East / Hilltop Road

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Commercial

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story light red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located to the east of the center of Silver City.  Along the north front are a series of arches with porch behind. The roof line is flat. The building was a commercial structure occupied by TG&Y grocery store. The county purchased the building in 1997 and occupied in 1999. The county maintenance department did the remodeling.



County Courthouse – Silver City



























County Jail – Silver City





County Administration Center – Silver City







City of Rocks State Park







Photos taken 2007 and 2019