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Prescott National Forest in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Cleator, Arizona

 
 
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1. Cleator, Arizona Marker
Inscription.  Cleator was established in 1884 as a placer gold mining site in the Turkey Creek Mining District. A post office opened in July of 1869, but closed a few months later. James Cleator came to Arizona in 1900 to prospect in the Bradshaw mountains. In 1905 he bought half of the interest in Turkey Creek's store and saloon from Lev Pierce Nellis. After the partnership split, in 1915, James Cleator became the town's owner and also opened a post office. In 1920 mining declined and the population fell. Turkey Creek was renamed Cleator in 1925. James Cleator died in the late 1950's.
 
Erected 2014 by By the Ancient and Honorable Order Of E Clampus Vitus Lost Dutchman Chapter 5917+4.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists.
 
Location. 34° 16.777′ N, 112° 13.986′ W. Marker is in Prescott National Forest, Arizona, in Yavapai
Cleator image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, September 1, 2018
2. Cleator
Marker is at ground level to the left of the stairs.
County. Marker is on Crown King Road (Route 259), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Forest 259 Road, Mayer AZ 86333, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mining in Arizona (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Sunset Point Rest Area (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Cleator image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, September 1, 2018
3. Cleator
Cleator Lane Road Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, September 1, 2018
4. Cleator Lane Road Sign
Mining Equipment image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, September 1, 2018
5. Mining Equipment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2014, by Keith B. Dodds of Maricopa, Az.. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 7, 2014, by Keith B. Dodds of Maricopa, Az..   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2018, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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