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 ]
History [ edit ]
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 [ edit ]
Services in Gila include: hardware store, 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.
Transportation [ edit ]
Major highways [ edit ]
Gila can be accessed via
NM 211 from US 180 north of Silver City. Also, NM 153 provides access to Turkey Creek.
Points of interest [ edit ]
Double E Ranch is four miles from Gila, and is one of the largest working cattle ranches in Grant County.
References in popular culture [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12 . Retrieved . 2011-04-23
^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved . 2011-05-14
^ http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=37795, retrieved on 17 December 2008.
Coordinates: 32°57′58″N 108°34′37″W / 32.96611°N 108.57694°W