Aubrey Landing, Arizona
|Aubrey Landing, Arizona|
|— Ghost town —|
|Named for||Francois Xavier Aubrey|
|Elevation||646 ft (197 m)|
|Time zone||MST (no DST) (UTC-7)|
|Post Office Opened:||October 2, 1866|
|Post Office Closed:||November 3, 1886|
Aubrey Landing is a ghost town at the mouth of the Bill Williams River in southern Mohave County, Arizona. The town was founded before 1865 and was abandoned sometime after 1886. Aubrey is located two miles northeast of Parker Dam. Aubrey Landing was inundated when Lake Havasu was formed.
The first construction for the town of Aubrey Landing began sometime before 1865 during the Civil War in Arizona. The unknown founder named the river settlement after Francois Xavier Aubrey, a famous American pioneer from a decade earlier. The town was ideally located but in 1865, a break in copper left the town almost deserted but enough people stayed, prompting a post office establishment in 1866. Little had changed though by 1878, the town never grew to the size anticipated by the owners. The town consisted of the usual mining camp structures, as well as a hotel, saloon and a general store. The town supported a small population for almost ten years more. In 1886 the post office closed and the town soon after.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Aubrey Landing (historical)
- Sherman, James E; Barbara H. Sherman (1969). Ghost Towns of Arizona. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-0843-6.
- Aubrey City, Williams Fork, Arizona Territory, by Edward Fairman, artist Date: 1866. Drawing on paper: pen and ink 48.4 x 64.6 cm. View across river looking towards one-story buildings surrounding plaza with US flag on flag pole; mining operation owned by Martin & Co. to left; several wagons pulled by oxen teams; paddlewheel steamship towing barge in river; high mountains in distance. Located at confluence of Williams Fork and Colorado River. Bancroft Library.
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