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Historical Markers in Graham County, Arizona

 
Clickable Map of Graham County, Arizona and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Graham County, AZ (16) Apache County, AZ (48) Cochise County, AZ (135) Gila County, AZ (41) Greenlee County, AZ (9) Navajo County, AZ (124) Pima County, AZ (308) Pinal County, AZ (105)  GrahamCounty(16) Graham County (16)  ApacheCounty(48) Apache County (48)  CochiseCounty(135) Cochise County (135)  GilaCounty(41) Gila County (41)  GreenleeCounty(9) Greenlee County (9)  NavajoCounty(124) Navajo County (124)  PimaCounty(308) Pima County (308)  PinalCounty(105) Pinal County (105)
Safford is the county seat for Graham County
Adjacent to Graham County, Arizona
      Apache County (48)  
      Cochise County (135)  
      Gila County (41)  
      Greenlee County (9)  
      Navajo County (124)  
      Pima County (308)  
      Pinal County (105)  
 
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1Arizona, Graham County, Central — First Home of Eastern Arizona College
On Central Road east of U.S. 70, on the left when traveling east.
First home of the present Eastern Arizona College was Central's red-brick churchhouse located just north of this marker. Founded December 1890 The many-named school moved the next year to Thatcher.Map (db m28054) HM
2Arizona, Graham County, Fort Thomas — Geronimo
On U.S. 70 at milepost 302, on the left when traveling east.
Named for the rebellious medicine man who led the Chiricahua Apaches on their last raids, to surrender, and then into exile in Florida and Oklahoma. Their descendants lived in Eastern Arizona again. This was also the site of original Camp Thomas, . . . Map (db m28050) HM
3Arizona, Graham County, Fort Thomas — Melvin Jones International MemorialHistorical Site
On U.S. 70 at milepost 306, on the left when traveling east.
Melvin Jones was born on January 13, 1879, near this site in Fort Thomas. He lived here for the first eight years of his life, during the Indian Wars here. In 1917, Melvin Jones formed Lions Clubs International with 20 delegates representing 27 . . . Map (db m28051) HM
4Arizona, Graham County, Safford — Arizona Bank & Trust Company1921
On West Main Street at South 5th Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
A well-known Tucson architect, H. O. Jaastad, designed this imposing neo-classical revival structure in 1920. Snell & Harvey of Phoenix erected the building for around $50,000. The concrete foundation is capped by brick construction. Two terra cotta . . . Map (db m61511) HM
5Arizona, Graham County, Safford — Army of the West
On U.S. 70 at milepost 347, on the left when traveling east.
. . . Map (db m81868) HM
6Arizona, Graham county, Safford — Graham County Courthouse1916
On South 8th Avenue south of U.S. 70, on the right when traveling south.
Since Graham County's formation in 1881 the courthouse had been relocated four times. It had been housed in an adobe structure in Safford, two sites in Solomonville, and the Rig's Building on Main Street when the county seat was returned to Safford. . . . Map (db m36370) HM
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7Arizona, Graham County, Safford — Horatio Harris Merrill / Eliza Ann Merrill
On U.S. 70 at milepost 364.7, on the left when traveling east.
In Memory Of Horatio Harris Merrill Born January 3, 1837 And his daughter Eliza Ann Merrill Born July 27, 1881 Who, while traveling by team and wagon from Pima, Arizona to Clifton, Arizona, were . . . Map (db m36243) HM
8Arizona, Graham County, Safford — In Memory of Lorenzo and Seth Wright
On U.S. 70 at milepost 356,, 16 miles east of Town of Safford, on the left when traveling east.
In Memory of two of the many pioneers who brought law, order and safety to the Gila Valley. Lorenzo and Seth Wright were killed 1 mile north of this spot by Indians who had stolen 45 horses from early settlers. While . . . Map (db m28170) HM
9Arizona, Graham County, Safford — Mormon Pioneers' Arrival in Salt Lake Valley - Sesquicentennial PlaqueJuly 24, 1997
On West Thatcher Boulevard, on the right when traveling east.
This monument commemorates the sesquicentennial celebration (1847 – 1997) of the Mormon pioneers' arrival into the Salt Lake Valley. The following groups are recognized for their contribution to the settlement of this Gila Valley. Native . . . Map (db m61509) HM
10Arizona, Graham County, Safford — Odd Fellows Home1920
Near South 8th Avenue south of West 8th Street, on the right when traveling south.
In June 1920, the State Lodge of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs announced that a home for orphans and the elderly would be built on the 13-acre Beebe Homestead in Safford. Construction started in December from plans drawn by architect William Bray of . . . Map (db m195857) HM
11Arizona, Graham County, Safford — Safford City Hall1898
On West Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
Safford City Hall started life as a school building. Safford School System bids for the North Ward School were opened in February 1898. The contract was awarded to R. A. Smith Jr. and John Morris. The new building was ready for the fall term in . . . Map (db m36369) HM
12Arizona, Graham County, Safford — The Gila Valley
On U.S. 70 at milepost 341, on the right when traveling east. Reported missing.
The Route of: Coronado in search of the Fabled Seven Cities of Cibola. 1540 ———— James O. Pattie and other famous trappers along the Gila River. 1825-26 ———— Gen. Stephen W. Kearny and . . . Map (db m48612) HM
13Arizona, Graham County, Safford — Womans Club of SaffordDedicated - 1937
On West Main Street at South 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m61512) HM
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14Arizona, Graham County, Solomon — Gila Valley Bank
On South Bowie Avenue near Main Street, on the right when traveling south.
Gila Valley Bank, forerunner of the Valley National Bank of Arizona, was formally organized on this site December 15, 1899, opening January 16, 1900. The bank was originally housed in the northeast corner of the I. E. Solomon Commercial Company . . . Map (db m28060) HM
15Arizona, Graham County, Solomon — Solomon(Solomonville) — County Seat of Graham County 1883 – 1915 —
On U.S. 70 at milepost 344 near East Sanchez Road/South Bowie Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
Named for Isadore Elkan Solomon, a pioneer settler, who in 1876 burned charcoal here for supplying fuel to the Lesinsky Brothers' Copper Smelter near Clifton. First Treasurer of Graham County. Early day merchant, postmaster, and one of the founders . . . Map (db m28059) HM
16Arizona, Graham County, Thatcher — Spencer W. Kimball Childhood Home
On West Church Street, on the right when traveling east.
When Andrew Kimball was called to preside over the St. Joseph Stake in 1898, Church members provided ten acres on which he built this adobe and brick home in 1902. He helped make the 12,000 adobes. His son, Spencer W. Kimball, 12th President of the . . . Map (db m61510) HM
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023