Near Salome in La Paz County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected 1936 by Arizona Highway Department.
Location. 33° 44.05′ N, 113° 32.5′ W. Marker is near Salome, Arizona, in La Paz County. Marker can be reached from Salome Road 5.2 miles south of U.S. 60. Touch for map. Marker is 650 yards directly south of the Harrisburg Marker, and the flag pole can be seen from Salome Road. I parked 250 yards southeast of the Harrisburg marker along Salome Road and hiked south on an old dirt road, through the normally dry Centennial Wash, using my GPS for navigation. Marker is in this post office area: Salome AZ 85348, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrisburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); McMullen Valley 9/11 Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Salome (approx. 5.4 miles away).
Regarding Harrisburg Cemetery. In 1849, a group of pioneers heading for California were attacked by Indians. Several months later a party of gold seekers found their bones and buried them on the Harrisburg Cemetery knoll.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.