Central in Graham County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
First Home of Eastern Arizona College
Eastern Arizona College was
Central's red-brick churchhouse
located just north of this marker.
Founded December 1890
The many-named school moved
the next year to Thatcher.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 32° 52.062′ N, 109° 47.553′ W. Marker is in Central, Arizona, in Graham County. Marker is on Central Road east of U.S. 70, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thatcher AZ 85552, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spencer W. Kimball Childhood Home (approx. 2˝ miles away); Mormon Pioneers' Arrival in Salt Lake Valley - Sesquicentennial Plaque (approx. 4.8 miles away); Graham County Courthouse (approx. 5 miles away); Safford City Hall (approx. 5.1 miles away); Odd Fellows Home (approx. 5.1 miles away); Arizona Bank & Trust Company (approx. 5.2 miles away); Womans Club of Safford (approx. 5.4 miles away); Solomon (approx. 10 miles away).
Also see . . . Arizona Memory Projext. Photograph of the Mormon seminary in Thatcher (Ariz.) which eventually became Eastern Arizona College. (Submitted on August 10, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,252 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of red brick churchhouse if still standing. • Can you help?