Contention City

Name:

Copper Creek

County:

Pinal

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

32°45′03″N 110°28′35″W / 32.75083°N 110.47639°W / 32.75083

Elevation:

3,983 ft (1,214 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (NO DST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Copper Creek is a ghost town in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. Copper Creek is located in a canyon in the Galiuro Mountains.

Remains:

This town once had around 50 buildings. It had a peak population of approximately 500. Its post office was established March 6, 1906 and was disestablished August 31, 1942. A short-lived narrow-gauge railway line was built in 1913, with the locomotive and cars carried overland from the railhead at Winkelman.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Notable remains of the old town include the foundations of the post office and the shell of the Sibley Mansion.

Remarks:

The Copper Creek mining district contains a substantial copper deposit; in recent years, several companies have proposed opening a mine there.

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