Hillsboro, NM

Hillsboro was founded in a creek-fed valley at the edge of Apache territory in the 1870s, by miners and the merchants supplying them.  A mere 30 miles southwest of Truth or Consequences, the scenic drive to historic Hillsboro leads you along the Geronimo Trail, into the foothills of the Black Range mountains -- an awesome backdrop for this charming village of ranchers, writers, artists and other colorful characters.


Hillsboro’s walkable “downtown” invites visitors to soak up the adobe ambiance of the historic homes, churches and the Black Range Museum.  Two popular cafes dish up flavorful home-cooked fare, while locals discuss the latest going’s on.   You’ll find antiques, art, books, photographs and pottery produced locally, as well as New Mexico wines served at Vintage Wines, opening May, 2013.


On the south hill, the Hillsboro Community Center hosts concerts, dances, films and theatre, and the Library offers free wi-fi.   Every Friday at 6pm, local musicians gather at the HCC for an acoustic “picking circle” where they take turns sharing songs and the fun of music making, and drop-ins are welcome.


Annual Hillsboro events include the Zia Velo bicycle race in March, and Christmas in the Foothills the first Saturday in December.  Over the Labor Day weekend, August 31 & September 1, 2013, the Hillsboro Historical Society is producing a dramatization of a notorious murder trial held in Hillsboro in 1896.


In 1892 Hillsboro built a handsome brick courthouse as a symbol of civilization on the frontier.  The courthouse was chosen for the politically-charged trial of rancher Oliver Lee and two cowhands for the murder of Judge Albert Jennings Fountain and his 8-year-old son Henry, who disappeared on a lonely stretch of desert between Lincoln and Mesilla in 1894.


The trial reads like a who’s who of 1890’s New Mexico territory: Sherriff Pat Garrett, arresting officer, Albert Bacon Fall, defense attorney, with Thomas Catron prosecuting. Telegraph lines were strung 20 miles from Lake Valley to Hillsboro for the occasion, and reporters transmitted the trial proceedings to the Wall Street Journal in New York City.


In the absence of bodies, the case against Oliver Lee and his men couldn’t be proved, and the jury’s verdict was “Not guilty.”  This notorious trial put Hillsboro on the map, but the alleged crime was so distasteful it was said to have delayed statehood for New Mexico for over a decade.


Hillsboro served as the Sierra County seat of government from these territory days, until 1936.  The celebrated courthouse was sold in 1939, and partially dismantled, but Hillsboro survived, buoyed by gold mines in the area, and surrounded by cattle ranches.  The remains of Hillsboro’s majestic courthouse and jail still stand against the backdrop of the majestic Black Range Mountains.


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Statistics (residential)

Total Listings: 7
Average Price: $409,143
Highest Price: $650,000
Lowest Price: $190,000

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Listings in Hillsboro, NM

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Built In The Late 1880's, This Property Was Onc...

$650,000 Active 1 Old School House Road, Hillsboro, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3 Acres
  • 5,200 ft²

Residential

Built In The Late 1880's, This Property Was Once The Elementary School In The Historic Mining Village Of Hillsboro. Now A Beautifully Renovated Residence It Is Filled With Charming Details And Comfortable Living Spaces. A Private Walled Garden Is Delightf...

MLS® #201703839

Coming Home To The Ranch Was Never Like This! O...

$545,000 Active 99 Black Range Rd, Hillsboro, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 50 Acres
  • 3,000 ft²

Residential

Coming Home To The Ranch Was Never Like This! Outstanding Southwestern Style Home On 50 Acres In Picturesque Lake Valley Area, South Of Hillsboro, Nm. Start With The Construction, Passive Solar Design Insures Up To 20% More Energy Efficacy, R30 Walls And R4...

MLS® #34658
Courtesy of United Country Mimbres Realty

Outstanding Horse Property In Southwest New Mex...

$399,000 Active 86 Caje Trail, Hillsboro, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 40.29 Acres
  • 1,996 ft²

Residential

Outstanding Horse Property In Southwest New Mexico, Berrenda Creek Subdivision. Close To Deming, Silver City And Hillsboro, This Beautiful, Peaceful Parcel Of 40+ Acres Is Just Waiting For You To Enjoy. The Home Is 3 Bedrooms, Split Floor Plan, Open Kitch...

MLS® #33951
Courtesy of United Country Mimbres Realty

Property In Lake Valley Ranch Hoa. Built In 02-...

$395,000 Active 143 Heritage, Hillsboro, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,353 ft²

Residential

Property In Lake Valley Ranch Hoa. Built In 02-03, 2353 Sqft, W/great Room Of Living, Dining & Kitchen, 3 Br, 2.5 Ba, Office, 2 Sheds. Home Building Envelope Is 17.35 Acres. 4 Other Buildings Are Possible W/home. Jim Wilder, Original Land Seller, Maintains ...

MLS® #1701267
Steinborn & Associates

Like New! Nestled In Lake Valley With Rural Set...

$350,000 Active 32 Lagrimas Road, Hillsboro, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,928 ft²

Residential

Like New! Nestled In Lake Valley With Rural Setting This 1928 Sq.ft. Home Comes With 50 Acres. Split Floor Plan. Entry Through A Delightful Courtyard. Living Room Has Beamed Ceiling, A Rustic Kiva Fireplace And Built-ins. Impressive Kitchen With Hickory Cab...

MLS® #1600144
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

Approximately 30 Acres Off Grid Mountain Privat...

$335,000 Active Tbd N Percha, Hillsboro, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,106 ft²

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Approximately 30 Acres Off Grid Mountain Private Homestead Surrounded By The Gila National Forrest. There Are Several Year Round Springs And Fruit Trees On The Land Also A Creek That Runs At Least 9 Months Out Of The Year And Two Ponds. A Cabin With A Remar...

MLS® #1702188
CRIPPLE CREEK REALTY

Two Bedroom Adobe Home With A Full Bath, 3/4 Ba...

$190,000 Active 28 North Street, Hillsboro, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,970 ft²

Residential

Two Bedroom Adobe Home With A Full Bath, 3/4 Bath And A 1/2 Bath, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Office And Workshop, Which Could Be Converted Back To A Third Bedroom. Includes A Large 10' X 23' Sunroom, Wood Deck, Rainwater Catchment System, Tankless ...

MLS® #1603300
Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

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