Santo Nino Cemetery

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Santo Nino Cemetery

Also known as Greenwood Cemetery, Mountain View Cemetery

Location
Chloride, Sierra County, New Mexico, USA
Memorials 55 added (84% photographed)

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According to Luta L Ferguson, a great-niece of Mrs. Frank H Winston, the origin of the Chloride Cemetery was the grave of a seven month old baby. In 1882, young parents, grief-stricken over the loss of their only child walked around the hills surrounding Chloride in an effort to find the most peaceful place possible to bury the little one. On top of what is now the cemetery hill, they found the place they wanted under a tree which still stands. The baby was buried in that spot with only the thoughts of the peace and beauty of nature they found there and not with the idea of starting a community cemetery. However, as more and more people lost loved ones and needed a burial spot for them, they chose the same hill until it became the community cemetery for both Chloride and Winston as well as near-by ranches and mining camps. In 1915, the Cemetery was Incorporated and designated as The Mountain View Cemetery. It is situated five miles S. W. of Winston, New Mexico off of New Mexico Highway 52 on a mesa overlooking Chloride and measures 400 x 150 feet. It is also known as “Chloride Greenwood Cemetery.”

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GPS Coordinates: 33.3417, -107.6794

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #38439