Kingston, NM

Kingston’s history is a tale ripped from the pages of a western novel. 


Geronimo’s Apache tribe once roamed the rugged and beautiful Gila wilderness, including the lush creek-fed valley where Kingston was founded.  The Apache clashed with prospectors and ranchers who came to forge a new life on the western frontier.  Eventually, more than three million acres of this region’s wild, natural beauty was preserved and protected as the Gila National Forest and Wilderness.


During the 1880s, Kingston became the center of a thriving mining district that included Hillsboro and Lake Valley, when rich silver strikes attracted thousands of prospectors from all over the world to the region, seeking their fortunes.  With blood, sweat and tears, miners dug hundreds of holes in the ground, and produced millions of dollars worth of silver.


Soon this wild-west boom-town was populated with merchants, saloon-keepers, and madams. Kingston boasted an opera house, a church, a school, a bordello (on Virtue Street), three newspapers and twenty-some saloons.  Visited by the famous and infamous, such as Mark Twain, Lillian Russell, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Kingston became known as “the Gem of the Black Range.”


But life was not easy – the fledgling community suffered from Apache raids, hunger, illness, and each other.  Some did strike it rich, some were swindled, and when silver was demonetized in 1893, the price of silver collapsed, and the boom went bust.  From thousands of residents, just a few hundred remained in Kingston by the turn of the century.


In 1924, an act of Congress declared the magnificent forested mountains to the west “The Gila Wilderness,” as the world’s first designated wilderness.  Today, Kingston is a gateway into the Gila National Forest, Wilderness, and the Gila Cliff Dwellings.


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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 Kingston, 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

Residential

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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