Gila, New Mexico

Gila is a census-designated place in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. It is 30 miles northwest of Silver City, New Mexico. Its population was 314 as of the 2010 census.[2]

Gila, New Mexico
Gila
Gila
Coordinates: 32°57′58″N 108°34′37″W
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyGrant
Area
  Total9.394 sq mi (24.33 km2)
  Land9.362 sq mi (24.25 km2)
  Water0.032 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
4,557 ft (1,389 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total314
  Density33/sq mi (13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
88038
Area code(s)575
FIPS code35-17-29160
GNIS feature ID898782

History

Gila and the nearby town of Cliff were settled in 1884. The area was and is primarily a ranching and farming community. The local Gila Post Office was established on Apr 5, 1875.

Economics and culture

Services in Gila include: post office, library, EMT and medical clinic, community center, senior center, library, and several churches. The library collection contains 3025 volumes. The library circulates 1539 items per year.[3]

Transportation

Major highways

Gila can be accessed via NM 211 from US 180 north of Silver City. Also, NM 153 provides access to Turkey Creek.

References

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