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Near Superior in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Historic Pinal Cemetery

 
 
Historic Pinal Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 13, 2014
1. Historic Pinal Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The Pinal Cemetery served the nearby mill town of Picketpost/Pinal (1876 to 1892), which processed the silver ore taken from the Silver King Mine. Resting here in a cross-section of people from the surrounding area: the first settlers, miners, mill workers, mothers and children, merchants and others. Unfortunately, because many of their markers did not survive over time, most are unknown. After the town of Pinal was abandoned, the cemetery continued to be used by the residents of nearby Superior until Fairview Cemetery was set aside for municipal use by the Forest Service in December 1916.

Please be respectful of all pioneers resting here. Leave the cemetery as you found it; don't add or remove anything from the graves, or rearrange rocks that could obscure the true historic pattern of the cemetery and its graves.

This cemetery is located on lands administered by the Tonto National Forest and is protected under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 which specifically prohibits the removal, damage, alteration or defacement of any archaeological resources located on public lands.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping preserve this part of Arizona's pioneer history.
 
Erected by the Pioneers' Cemetery Association and True West Preservation Society
Historic Pinal Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 13, 2014
2. Historic Pinal Cemetery Marker
in cooperation with the Tonto National Forest.
 
Location. 33° 17.328′ N, 111° 8.042′ W. Marker is near Superior, Arizona, in Pinal County. Touch for map. Marker is on an unmarked, primitive and un-maintained dirt road. From the town of Superior, at the intersection of Arizona Highway 177 and US-60, travel 1.8 miles west on US-60, to the unmarked Silver King Mine Road. Turn right and go 0.8 miles north to a 'Y'. Take the left 'Y' on unmarked East Happy Camp Road. Go 0.4 miles northwest to the top of a steep hill. At he top of the hill, turn left and within 100 feet take a slight right on a dirt path. Heading south southwest towards Picked Post Mountain (see photo #11). The Cemetery is 0.7 miles on this dirt path. Marker is in this post office area: Superior AZ 85173, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Picket Post Mountain (approx. 1.3 miles away); US 60 History Trail (approx. 1.6 miles away); Robert Taylor 'Bob' Jones (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sonora, Arizona (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Unmarked graves at Historic Pinal Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 13, 2014
3. Unmarked graves at Historic Pinal Cemetery
Unmarked grave at Historic Pinal Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 13, 2014
4. Unmarked grave at Historic Pinal Cemetery
Celia Blaylock-Earp image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 13, 2014
5. Celia Blaylock-Earp
Celia Ann "Mattie" Blaylock (January 1850 – July 3, 1888) was a prostitute who became the romantic companion and common-law wife of Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp. Knowledge of her place in Wyatt's life was suppressed by Josephine Earp, his later common-law wife, who worked hard to protect her and Wyatt's reputation in their later years.
Grave of Celia Blaylock-Earp image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 13, 2014
6. Grave of Celia Blaylock-Earp
Grave at Historic Pinal Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 13, 2014
7. Grave at Historic Pinal Cemetery
Annie Maria wife of J.E. Weston died Sept 4, 1881 age 35
Grave at Historic Pinal Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 13, 2014
8. Grave at Historic Pinal Cemetery
Manuelita Guzman, born 1844, died June 21, 1916
Grave at Historic Pinal Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 13, 2014
9. Grave at Historic Pinal Cemetery
Eleuteria R. De Lujan, b. 1884, d. Nov 25, 1916
Grave of Eleuteria R. De Lujan image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 13, 2014
10. Grave of Eleuteria R. De Lujan
Turn off from East Happy Camp Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 13, 2014
11. Turn off from East Happy Camp Road
Picketpost Mountain in background.
Dirt road to Historic Pinal Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 13, 2014
12. Dirt road to Historic Pinal Cemetery
Picketpost Mountain in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on April 15, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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