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Grant County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 29,514. Its county seat is
Silver City. The county was founded in 1868 and named for Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States.
Grant County comprises the Silver City, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area.
It was named for General Ulysses S. Grant who became president.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Grant County was created 30 January 1868. It was named for General Ulysses S. Grant who became president. Silver City is the county seat. This county is rich with copper, gold and other metals. It contains part of the Gila National Forest. Farming and ranching are major businesses.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,968 square miles (10,280 km2), of which 3,962 square miles (10,260 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (0.1%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: