Colorado City

Name:

Congress

County:

Yavapai

Zip Code:

85332

Latitude / Longitude:

34°8′46″N 112°50′48″W / 34.14611°N 112.84667°W / 34.14611

Elevation:

3,045 ft (928 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (NO DST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Gold was discovered at Congress in 1884. By 1893, the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railway passed within three miles of the mine, at Congress Junction. Congress boomed, and remained prosperous until the mid-1930s, when the mines closed. Total gold production at the Congress Mine exceeded $8 million, at the then-current price of $20.67 per ounce—or about $400 million, at the 2007 price.

Remains:

Congress is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. Once a gold-mining center and then a ghost town, Congress now serves as a retirement and bedroom community for nearby Wickenburg. The population was 1,717 at the 2000 census.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

The post office moved to Congress Junction in 1938, where it remains. The community now known as Congress is the old Congress Junction. Little remains at the original townsite.

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