Aubrey Landing, Arizona

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Aubrey Landing, Arizona
Ghost town
Aubrey Landing, Arizona is located in Arizona
Aubrey Landing, Arizona
Aubrey Landing, Arizona
Coordinates: 34°18′00″N 114°04′39″W / 34.30000°N 114.07750°W / 34.30000; -114.07750Coordinates: 34°18′00″N 114°04′39″W / 34.30000°N 114.07750°W / 34.30000; -114.07750
Country United States
State Arizona
County Mohave
Founded: circa 1860
Abandoned: circa 1886
Named for Francois Xavier Aubrey
Elevation[1] 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.[2] Aubrey Landing was inundated when Lake Havasu was formed.[1]

History[edit]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Aubrey Landing (historical)
  2. ^ a b Sherman, James E; Barbara H. Sherman (1969). Ghost Towns of Arizona. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-0843-6. 

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