Kerny in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Named in Honor of Stephen Watts Kearny
— Brevet Major General U.S. Army —
Dividing his forces near Socorro, New Mexico, and with Kit Carson serving as guide, Kearny proceeded on the long march to California with 100 dragoons.
The official log of this trip, kept by Lt. William H. Emory, records under the dates of November 5 and 6, 1846, that the group camped near the junction of the Gila and San Pedro rivers near the town of Winkelman, Arizona. On November 7, 1846, they journeyed down the Gila passing near this marker and camped that night at the junction of the Gila River and a creek named by Lt. Emory as "Mineral Creek" on which the now famous mines of Ray, Arizona are located.
General Kearny has often been called the "Father of the United States Cavalry" statesman as well as soldier, he was Military Governor of New Mexico where he had established a code of laws known as the Kearny Code
Erected 1962 by John W. Galbreath Development Corp.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Settlements & Settlers • War, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #11 James K. Polk series list.
Location. 33° 3.52′ N, 110° 54.323′ W. Marker is in Kerny, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on Alden Road north of Upton Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 331 Alden Road, Kearny AZ 85137, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Porter Air Locomotive (a few steps from this marker); Sonora, Arizona (approx. 9.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Kearny, Arizona. The town's website details the history of the town and the area. (Submitted on August 8, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.