Marinette

Name:

McMillenville

County:

Gila

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

33°13′26″N 110°40′47″W / 33.22389°N 110.67972°W / 33.22389

Elevation:

4,442 ft (1,354 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (NO DST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

McMillenville, also known as McMillianville or McMillanville, is a populated place in Gila County, Arizona. Silver ore was discovered by chance in 1876 by Theodore H. Harris and Charles McMillen, and the town formed around the ore deposits.

Remains:

On March 26, 1876, Harris and McMillen were heading 28 miles northeast of Globe on a prospecting trip. While traveling through the White Mountains McMillen got off his horse as he was too hungover to proceed farther. He went to sleep so Harris stopped, dismounted and sat down on a nearby ledge. Boredom led Harris to drive his pick into the rock and discovered silver. The pair founded the Stonewall Jackson mine which eventually turned into McMillenville, named after the drunken McMillen. The town grew fast and a year later on November 12, 1877, a post office was opened. At its peak, 1,000 settlers lived there.

Established:

1876

Disestablished:

1886

Current Status:

Almost nothing remains of the mines and mill, and only scattered ruins of the adobe buildings of the town mark the site of McMillenville today.

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