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Name:

Kentucky Camp

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Latitude / Longitude:

31°44′13″N 110°43′43″W / 31.73694°N 110.72861°W / 31.73694

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Time Zone:

Mountain (NO DST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Kentucky Camp is a ghost town and former mining camp along the Arizona Trail in Pima County, Arizona, United States, near the community of Sonoita. The Kentucky Camp Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been since 1995.

Remains:

As it is located within Coronado National Forest, the United States Forest Service is responsible for the upkeep of the remaining buildings within the Kentucky Camp Historic District.

Established:

1905

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

A freak accident that killed a mining engineer allowed Kentucky Camp to persist as it is today, a scenic canyon dotted with mesquites, oaks, tall grasses and cacti. The plans for the Kentucky Camp area in the realm of gold mining were ambitious but never really came to fruition.

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