Hidalgo County New Mexico
Gold Hill



Gold Hill Cemetery
Grant County, NM
Submitted by Ray Page
According to Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of New Mexico by James E. and Barbara H. Sherman, Gold Hill was a mining camp based on a gold strike by David Egelston and two partners, Robert Black and Tom Parke. They located the Gold Chief Mine in September of 1884, and by 1886 a post office was established there. The town existed for about 20 years, the post office being discontinued in 1906. The Gold Hill Cemetery is found by turning south off New Mexico Highway 90 between mile markers 10 and 11 on Forest Road 841. This dirt road also has a white painted wrought iron sign "WD Ranch Road". Travel south on Forest Road 841 for 5.7 miles, to the junction of Forest Roads 841 and 840. At this junction, there is a third road that turns sharply to the left down a sandy wash. Approximately 3/8 of a mile the road will come out of the wash, to the top of an open ridge. The Gold Hill Cemetery is about 100 yards to the east of the road. Geographic coordinates are W32 26' 02", N10831'33.4".
Frankey F. Cobath
Born Oct. 28, 1891
Died Nov. 11, 1891
These two are back to back on the same gravestone
Luther L. Cobath
Born Dec. 25,1881
Died June 19, 1897

Infant Son of W. I. Neil, Died 1889

Nettie B. Williams
Born Nov. 13, 1879
Died Oct. 29, 1893

David Egelston (The name only is scratched into a metate to which a short piece of chain is attached)

James Patterson
1833-1892
He is not dead but sleepeth

Harmon D. Wright
Born Apr. 18, 1868
Died Apr. 4, 1902

There are at least two other unmarked graves in this cemetery.


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