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Florence in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Chas. D. Poston

The Father of Arizona

 
 
Chas. D. Poston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
1. Chas. D. Poston Marker
Marker has been removed from monument and is now on display at the Pinal County Historical Society Museum at 715 South Main Street, Florence, Az.
Inscription.  
"The Father of Arizona"
Born April 20, 1825 — Died June 24, 1902
Native of Kentucky

Elected as first Arizona Delegate To Congress in 1864

This Monument erected by the
State of Arizona in Conjunction with
Maricopa Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Phoenix, Arizona

Geo. W. P. Hunt, Governor
Geo. H. Kelly, State Historian

This native copper plate provided by
New Cornelia Copper Company
Gen. John C. Greenway, General Manager

 
Erected 1925 by State of Arizona in Conjunction with Maricopa Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1863.
 
Location. 33° 3.304′ N, 111° 24.512′ W. Marker is in Florence, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker can be reached from East Hunt Highway, 2 miles
Chas. D. Poston Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By C. Fahey, March 20, 2007
2. Chas. D. Poston Monument
Copper Marker has been removed.
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west of Arizona Highway 79, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AZ 85132, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poston's Butte (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bear Down (approx. 1.7 miles away); Granville Wheat Outbuilding (approx. 1.7 miles away); George A. Brown House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Levi Ruggles (approx. 1.7 miles away); E.N. Fish & Co. Store (approx. 1.8 miles away); Silver King Florence Hotel (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ross/Fryer – Cushman Residence (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
More about this marker. GPS Coordinates are for the Parking area of the Butte. The marker itself was removed by the Pinal County Historical Society due to vandalism. The marker is now at the Pinal County Historical Society Museum, 715 S Main St., Florence AZ (33 01.504'N -111 23.241'W)
 
Chas. D. Poston Monument image. Click for full size.
circa 1925
3. Chas. D. Poston Monument
At the dedication of Poston's Monument April 26, 1925. Photo Copied from Arizona Historical Society Library & Archives/Tucson
Poston's Butte Marker image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner
4. Poston's Butte Marker
Poston's Butte historical marker located on Arizona Hwy 79.
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,239 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022