Hillsboro, the former County Seat, was founded in 1877 when gold was discovered nearby. Today, it is a charming, peaceful village with flower-filled yards and old cottonwoods lining the main street…. Read more »
Placita New Mexico, located just southeast of Monticello, was founded by the Sedillo family in the 1840s. There’s some debate on the actual name, with “Placitas” and “Las Placitas” sometimes used…. Read more »
Winston New Mexico (first called Fairview) was settled in 1881 by miners who found nearby Chloride “too rowdy.” It flourished until the silver panic; today only a few families remain. Located 38 miles NW of T or C/Elephant Butte on NM 52…. Read more »
Thanks for your interest in Sierra County’s Ghost Towns and Historic Villages!