Elephant Butte Inn and Spa

Hillsboro, New Mexico -Final Chapter

Hillsboro had its ups and downs.  Fires, floods, influenza epidemics and economic downturns took their toll.  An unsuccessful attempt in 1920 to move the county seat to Hot springs (T or C) was followed in 1938 by the permanent loss of the designation to Hot Springs.  Through all this, Hillsboro has continued to survive and now has become a small active community of artists, ranchers and retirees.  Main Street now has a variety of colorful shops, art galleries and restaurants.   Photo: the present day post office is in the original building which was built before 1893.

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