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Name:

Pinal City

County:

Pinal

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

33°16′41″N 111°08′21″W / 33.27806°N 111.13917°W / 33.27806

Elevation:

2,526 ft (770 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (NO DST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Pinal or Pinal City is a ghost town in Pinal County in the U.S. state of Arizona. The town was populated from the 1870s into the 1890s, in what was then the Arizona Territory.

Remains:

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is said to be on the site of Pinal City.  Only a few foundations and “a lot of trash” remain at the old townsite.  The LOST Trail system crosses from the Arizona Trail to the Town of Superior, crossing through the old Pinal town site.

Established:

1878

Disestablished:

1891

Current Status:

When the Silver King Mine played out, Pinal City went into steep decline. The post office closed on November 28, 1891, and the town was deserted shortly thereafter.

Remarks:

After an abortive settlement by troops under General George Stoneman from November 1870 to August 1871 the area was developed by prospectors and ranchers. Silver was discovered resulting in a boom town of about two thousand residents at the foot of Picket Post Mountain by 1878. The post office was established on April 10, 1878, as Picket Post, and the name was formally changed to Pinal on June 27, 1879.

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