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Hidalgo County is the southernmost county of the state of New Mexico. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 4,894. The county seat and largest city is Lordsburg. A bill creating Hidalgo from the southern part of Grant County was passed on February 25, 1919, taking effect at the beginning of 1920. The county was named for the town north of Mexico City where the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, which in turn was named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest who is known as the "Father of Mexican Independence". This county abuts the Mexican border.
Hidalgo was named for Guadalupe Hidalgo of Mexico.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Hidalgo County was created 25 February 1919. Lordsburg is the county seat. Hidalgo was named for Guadalupe Hidalgo of Mexico. Hidalgo is an open landscape with breath-taking beauty. The railroad once provided income but now farming and ranching are the main businesses.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,446 square miles (8,930 km2), of which 3,437 square miles (8,900
km2) is land and 9.1 square miles (24 km2) (0.3%) is water.
The southern part of the county, the part bounded on the east and south by Mexico, is known as the Boot Heel.
Bordering counties are as follows: