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Name:

White Hills

County:

Mohave

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

35°44′17″N 114°23′51″W / 35.73806°N 114.39750°W / 35.73806

Elevation:

2,792 ft (851 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (NO DST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

White Hills is a census-designated place in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. White Hills is 12.5 miles (20.1 km) northwest of Dolan Springs.

Remains:

In 1892, Henry Shaffer discovered silver deposits in the area, with the help of local American Indians. The resulting mining efforts led to the creation of the town of White Hills, which reportedly grew to a population of 1,500.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Production peaked in 1898, and soon after the mill began operating only half of the time. The town went into decline, and eventually became a ghost town.

Remarks:

White Hills received media attention in 2014 when Charles Vacca, a shooting instructor, was accidentally shot and killed by a 9 year-old girl at a local gun range.

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