Welcome to Hidalgo County,
Located in the deep southwest along the borders of Arizona and Mexico, Hidalgo County began as farming, ranching, and mining communities long before statehood in 1912. With a population of 4,894 and an area of 3,445.63 square miles., it averages 1.4 persons per square mile.
Hidalgo County was formed from Grant County in 1919, with the county seat in Lordsburg. It was named in honor of Miguel Dolores Hidalgo, who led the revolution in Mexico in 1810, which eventually led to its independence from Spain. The county “towns” are Virden, Lordsburg, Cotton City, Animas, and Rodeo.
Panoramic mountain horizons and spectacular views of the sky are only part of the county’s appeal. It boasts two ghost towns, a geothermal electricity generating plant, birdwatching, ranch tours, and hiking.
Latitude 32.35 Longitude 108.709
Enchantment Begins Here!
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The Chiricahua Gallery’s Annual Holiday Show will open on Saturday, November 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Show will feature the work of over 40 great artists, including four new painters and one jeweler who joined the Gallery in the last year.
With an emphasis on southwestern and nature themes, the Chiricahua Gallery has an outstanding and ever-changing collection of oils, prints and mixed media art, jewelry, soaps, lotions and preserves, fine metal, ceramics, glass and fine woodworking, weavings and needlework and books by local authors. Located in an historic building that has evolved from frontier saloon to church to our present gallery, we have been serving area residents as well as visitors to Rodeo, NM and nearby Portal, AZ, since 1986. Income from artist sales goes to further cultural and educational experiences through scholarships, art for kids, exhibits and workshops in the local community.
HIDALGO MEDICAL SERVICES IS HELPING PEOPLE GET ENROLLED FOR HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. THERE ARE ENROLLMENT EVENTS COMING TO YOUR COMMUNITY, OR DAILY ENROLLMENT AT HMS CLINICS MONDAY THRU FRIDAY. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER FOR DETAILS OF THE ITEMS YOU NEED TO HAVE WITH YOU WHEN GETTING ENROLLED.