Duquesne

Name:

Ehrenberg

County:

La Paz

Zip Code:

85334

Latitude / Longitude:

33°36′53″N 114°30′53″W / 33.61472°N 114.51472°W / 33.61472

Elevation:

305 ft (93 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (NO DST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Ehrenberg, also historically spelled “Ehrenburg” is a census-designated place (CDP) in La Paz County, Arizona, United States. The population was 1,470 at the 2010 census.  Ehrenberg is named for its founder, Herman Ehrenberg. Ehrenberg is located on the Colorado River, which forms the border with California, near the city of Blythe. It is situated close to Interstate 10, at the southern end of Parker Valley and next to the Palo Verde Valley.

Remains:

Around the start of the 20th century, railroads began to bypass the river as the major means of transporting goods. The town’s population declined, and it lost its post office on December 31, 1913.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Many of the surviving older buildings in town were torn down in the 1950s to make way for a trailer park.

Remarks:

In 1863, German mining engineer Herman Ehrenberg was hired to survey a new townsite along the Colorado River, approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) from La Paz, Arizona. The town, named Mineral City, began to grow in 1866, after a new landing was established there, supported by the steamboat captains of the George A. Johnson Company.

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