Santa Clara and Hillside Cemeteries

Mora County New Mexico

SFT photo

Photo by Michael E. Pitel

The Catholic (Santa Clara) and Protestant (Hillside) cemeteries contain the headstones of many local residents of this old, yet once-bustling farming and ranching community along the BNSF railroad tracks. Cemeteries rest at the base of the north slope of a 6,930 foot high promontory known as Wagon Mound, a prominent Santa Fe Trail landmark.

In Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery is an extraordinary white marble tombstone of Santa Fe Trail freighter Charles Fraker (1841-1922). The cemetery may have been the burial site of 10 men who were traveling with the Santa Fe-bound stagecoach when attacked by Indians, in May of 1850.

Location Information

Contact Information

  • LeRoy LeDoux
  • PO Box 94
  • Wagon Mound, NM 87752
  • 575-666-2262