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: 5
Average Price: $412,200
Highest Price: $750,000
Lowest Price: $249,900

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Listings in Kingston, 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

Mountain Retreat With Absolutely Stunning Views...

$323,100 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

Own A Piece Of Kingston, New Mexico History. Th...

$249,900 Active 20 Kingston Main, Kingston, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.61 Acres
  • 3,162 ft²

Residential

Own A Piece Of Kingston, New Mexico History. This Residence Was Originally Built In 1884 As The Victorio Hotel, Named For Apache Chief Victorio. The Home Is A Two Story Stone Build With Cellar And Separate Workshop. Exterior Is Original Stone With An Updat...

MLS® #1902722
United Country Real Estate-Revolution

Passive Solar Designed, Open Concept Home Built...

$339,000 Active 179 Berrenda Road, Hillsboro, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 40.69 Acres
  • 3,026 ft²

Residential

Passive Solar Designed, Open Concept Home Built In 2017. Each Room Has Its' Individuality Yet Blends Perfectly With The Others. The Second Story Loft Area Currently Used As An Office Could Be Used As A Bedroom - With Access To Two Large Storage Rooms. St...

MLS® #1902898
Keller Williams Realty

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