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: $442,929
Highest Price: $750,000
Lowest Price: $178,500

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Listings in Hillsboro, NM

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Outstanding Horse Property In Southwest New Mex...

$399,000 Active 86 Caje Trail, Hillsboro, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 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

Spectacular Adobe Compound In The Foothills Of ...

$750,000 Active 80 Magoosh Trail, Hillsboro, New Mexico
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 120 Acres
  • 3,150 ft²

Residential

Spectacular Adobe Compound In The Foothills Of The Gila National Forest, Not Far From Silver City And Truth Or Consequences New Mexico. Main House Is 2300 Sq Ft, 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Guest House Is 850 Sq Ft, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Property Is Located On 3 40 Ac...

MLS® #34854
Courtesy of United Country Mimbres Realty

You Are Going To Love This One! Originally The...

$259,000 Active 8 Main, Kingston, New Mexico
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2 Acres
  • 3,162 ft²

Residential

You Are Going To Love This One! Originally The Victorio Hotel In Kingston, Nm Built In 1884, Located On 2 Acres. Exterior Is Original Stone. 2 Stories, Upstairs Are 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath And A Den Area, Downstairs Are The "palor", Kitchen, Dining, Another Bed...

MLS® #35359
Courtesy of United Country Mimbres Realty

Will Someone Pinch Me, I Think I'm Dreaming! Gr...

$570,000 Active 583 Berrenda Road, Hillsboro, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 41.21 Acres
  • 2,369 ft²

Residential

Will Someone Pinch Me, I Think I'm Dreaming! Great News, It's Not A Dream, Just Take In The Sights Of This Beautiful Custom-built Classic New Mexico Home With 2 Bedrooms Plus A Library, Office Nook, 2 Baths, Oversized 2 Car Garage With Attached Storage Area...

MLS® #1806974
Steinborn & Associates

This Beautifully Renovated Residence Is Filled ...

$599,000 Active 1 Old School House Road, Hillsboro, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 3 Acres
  • 5,142 ft²

Residential

This Beautifully Renovated Residence Is Filled With Exquisite Details And Comfortable Living Spaces. Built In The1800's, This Property Originally Served As The Elementary School In The Historic Mining Village Of Hillsboro. The Amazing Original Details Inclu...

MLS® #1807452
Steinborn & Associates

Historic Property Located In The Small Town Of ...

$178,500 Active 10792 Highway 152, Hillsboro, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.32 Acres
  • 1,602 ft²

Residential

Historic Property Located In The Small Town Of Hillsboro. This Property Has A Total Of 1602 Sq Feet Of Living Area Between The Two Homes. The Main House Is 960 Sq Ft, 2 Br 1 Bath, Antique Doors, Painted Doors, Glass Block Shower, Hardwood Floors, Tiled Kitc...

MLS® #1807929
Cripple Creek Realty

Mountain Retreat With Absolutely Stunning Views...

$345,000 Active 32 Lagrimas Road, Hillsboro, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 50 Acres
  • 1,928 ft²

Residential

Mountain Retreat With Absolutely Stunning Views For A Free Range Lifestyle. Enter Through The Welcoming Courtyard To This Custom Built 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath All Tile Home. Make Your Way Through The Beamed Ceiling Living Room With Gas Start Kiva Fireplace A...

MLS® #1900798
Keller Williams Realty

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