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Jerome in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Jerome, Arizona

Incorporated March 8, 1899

 
 
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By Denise Boose, September 30, 2017
1. Jerome, Arizona Marker
Inscription. Jerome is perched on the side of Cleapatra Hill over rich ore deposits. In 1876, mining claims and a mill were located near the town. These claims were purchased in 1882 by the United Verde Company, and the tent camp was named Jerome after Eugene Jerome, a major financier of the company. Senator William Clark of Montana purchased the company in 1883. By the mid 1920s the population had grown to almost 15,000 before it began to decline. Although it survived numerous fires, many of the buildings you see today are the same that existed when the town was in its hayday.

Walking down Main Street is like taking a step back in time. Remnants of the "Red Light District," Company Hill, old hotels, and saloons still exist. Today the population is close to 500. When the mines shut down in the 1950s, the population was below 100. It was then the town became known as a ghost town. However, today it is a thriving destination tourist town and a national historic landmark.
 
Erected by Jerome Historical Society, Allen Muma, John Amstrong, Tom Pitts, Sharon Watson, Tracy Weisel, Mike Rollins, Joan Evans, mark Hemleben, Al Palmieri, Jay Kinsella, Ronne Roope, Rochelle Garcia.
 
Location. 34° 45.009′ N, 112° 6.466′ W. Marker

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By Denise Boose, September 30, 2017
2. Jerome, Arizona Marker
is in Jerome, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on Hampshire Ave. (Arizona Route 89A), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hampshire Ave (Arizona State Route 89A), Jerome AZ 86331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Main Street Primary School (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gibson Market (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Audrey Shaft and UVX Operations (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Audrey Shaft Headframe (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sullivan Apartments (approx. 0.4 miles away); Laura Williams Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jerome Town Hall (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerome.
 
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Jerome, Arizona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2017
3. Jerome, Arizona Marker
Jerome on Cleapatra Hill image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2017
4. Jerome on Cleapatra Hill
Audrey Headframe Park image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2017
5. Audrey Headframe Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 7, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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