Florence in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Chas. D. Poston
The Father of Arizona
Born April 20, 1825 — Died June 24, 1902
Native of Kentucky
Elected as first Arizona Delegate To Congress in 1864
This Monument erected by the
State of Arizona in Conjunction with
Daughters of the American Revolution
Geo. W. P. Hunt, Governor
Geo. H. Kelly, State Historian
This native copper plate provided by
New Cornelia Copper Company
Gen. John C. Greenway, General Manager
Erected 1925 by State of Arizona in Conjunction with Maricopa Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 33° 3.304′ N, 111° 24.512′ W. Marker is in Florence, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker can be reached from East Hunt Highway 2 miles west of Arizona Highway 79, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AZ 85132, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poston's Butte (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bear Down (approx. Granville Wheat Outbuilding (approx. 1.7 miles away); George A. Brown House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Levi Ruggles Founder of Florence (approx. 1.7 miles away); E.N. Fish & Co. Store (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Pinal County Courthouse (was approx. 1.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Silver King Florence Hotel (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
More about this marker. GPS Coordinates are for the Parking area of the Butte. The marker itself was removed by the Pinal County Historical Society due to vandalism. The marker is now at the Pinal County Historical Society Museum, 715 S Main St., Florence AZ (33 01.504'N -111 23.241'W)
Also see . . . Charles Debrille Poston "The Father of Arizona". Charles Debrille Poston (1825-1902) worked tirelessly to gain territorial status for Arizona and was one of its first explorers. In 1854 he came to the area as a private citizen. The following narrative is Poston's account of his exciting journey which (Submitted on January 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 997 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.