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Globe in Gila County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Site of Sheriff Thompson's Home

 
 
Site of Sheriff Thompson's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
1. Site of Sheriff Thompson's Home Marker
Inscription. John Henry Thompson, a noted Gila County pioneer, brought his bride, Carrie Louise Nash, to Globe to live in the house he had built on this site, one of the town's early adobe buildings. Thompson was active in mining, cattle ranching and the feed and livery business in the Globe area and was Sheriff of Gila County for seven terms between 1890 and 1911.
 
Erected by Gila County Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 23.691′ N, 110° 47.12′ W. Marker is in Globe, Arizona, in Gila County. Marker is on South Hill Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the east wall of Safeway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 240 South Hill Street, Globe AZ 85501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John's Espiscopal Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hon. George W. P. Hunt (about 700 feet away); In Honor of John W. Wentworth (about 700 feet away); Cobre Valley Center for the Arts (about 700 feet away); City of Globe (about 700 feet away); From Globe to Governor
Site of Sheriff Thompson's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
2. Site of Sheriff Thompson's Home Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hanging Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); International House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Globe.
 
Also see . . .  John Henry Thompson: Arizona's Most Colorful Sheriff. From the blog Above the Norm - Bizarre Arizona (Submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
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Site of Sheriff Thompson's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
3. Site of Sheriff Thompson's Home Marker
View south along S. Hill St. Note marker high up on wall.
Sheriff Thompson's Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
4. Sheriff Thompson's Grave Site
Located at the Globe Cemetery
Sheriff Thompson's Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
5. Sheriff Thompson's Grave Site
Sign Reads:
John H. Thompson
Gila County Sheriff for
8 terms-1890-1912
He died in 1934
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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