Grant County was created from Doņa Ana County, New Mexico. An act of Territorial Legislature on January 1868 changed the name from San Vicente de La Cienega to Grant County in honor of General Ulysses S. Grant. The original county seat was Pinos Altos, but today it's Silver City. Silver City sprang to life in the summer of 1870 as a tent city shortly after John Bullard opened a silver mine. As optimism grew, townspeople began to build permanent houses using bricks made from local clay. The fruits of this labor are still standing in Silver City's five historic districts. Once the silver was depleted, copper took its place as a major area industry. In recent years, tourism has also become an important economic contributor.

Queries:
   How to submit a query for posting on Grant County's site. Submit
   Post - Post a query on Ancestry's GenConnect Board.
   Read - Recent queries (January 2004-December 2004) or Query archives
Resources
   Cemeteries - If you know of any graves not listed, please email me.
   History- Grant County Pioneers; Grant County Ranches in 1935
   Towns - That existed once or are still here in Grant County.
   Lookups - List of unpaid volunteers and what they are willing to look up
   Maps - State map, map of NM counties, historical maps.
Valuable links:
   Genealogy Sites - List of genealogy sites with tutorials and resources for researchers
   Genealogy Forms - Free genealogy forms for downloading and printing
   NMGenWeb - New Mexico's State page for USGenWeb
   USGenWeb - The USGenWeb home page with links to state pages
   WorldGenWeb - The WorldGenWeb Home page with links to countries


Copyright 2004 by Pat Bennett, Grant County Volunteer