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

Red Rock Post Office

 
 
Red Rock Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Houdek, November 3, 1989
1. Red Rock Post Office Marker
Inscription.  Established June 14, 1887. A small conical red peak gave Red Rock its name. Red Rock was a major cattle shipping point via the S.P. Railroad. This post office celebrated its Centennial in June 1987.
 
Erected 1989 by E Clampus Vitus, Lost Dutchman Chapter 5917 and the Aguirre Family. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsCommunicationsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 14, 1867.
 
Location. 32° 34.884′ N, 111° 19.849′ W. Marker is in Red Rock, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on East Cam Correo south of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling east. Take the East Camino Adelante Road Exit off of I-10. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22187 East Cam Correo, Red Rock AZ 85145, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers
Red Rock Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 20, 2010
2. Red Rock Post Office
Marker is by the base of the flag pole.
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(approx. 6 miles away); Mormon Battalion Trail (approx. 6 miles away); Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail / Camp 21: El Aquituni (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
Additional commentary.
1. Spelling of town name.
The town spelling varied from one word to two words over the years. The community was developed to service the Silver Bell smelter. The post office was established in 1887 as "Red Rock". The name was changed to "Redrock" (one word), November 30, 1895. It remained with this spelling until June 1, 1950, when it again reverted to "Red Rock" (two words.)
    — Submitted May 28, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
 
Silver Bell Mountains image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 27, 2020
3. Silver Bell Mountains
Some scholars say Red Rock got its name from the red color property of the Silver Bell Mountains in the early morning sunlight.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2010, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,267 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 26, 2010, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona.   2. submitted on June 29, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on May 28, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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