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Solomon in Graham County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Solomon

(Solomonville)

 

— County Seat of Graham County 1883 – 1915 —

 
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By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
1. Solomon Marker
Inscription.  Named for Isadore Elkan Solomon, a pioneer settler, who in 1876 burned charcoal here for supplying fuel to the Lesinsky Brothers' Copper Smelter near Clifton. First Treasurer of Graham County. Early day merchant, postmaster, and one of the founders of the Gila Valley Bank.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 48.996′ N, 109° 37.858′ W. Marker is in Solomon, Arizona, in Graham County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 344 near East Sanchez Road/South Bowie Avenue, on the left when traveling east. (East Sanchez Road and South Bowie Avenue are the same road with a name change at Hwy 70.). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Solomon AZ 85551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gila Valley Bank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Army of the West (approx. 2.7 miles away); Womans Club of Safford (approx. 4.7 miles away); Arizona Bank & Trust Company
Solomon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
2. Solomon Marker
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Safford City Hall (approx. 5 miles away); Graham County Courthouse (approx. 5.1 miles away); Mormon Pioneers' Arrival in Salt Lake Valley - Sesquicentennial Plaque (approx. 5.3 miles away); Spencer W. Kimball Childhood Home (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Solomonville - A Wikipedia Article. The current name of the town is for Isadore Elkan Solomon, a German immigrant who came to the town in the 1870s. (Submitted on February 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Solomon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
3. Solomon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,053 times since then and 25 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.
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