Cerbat, Arizona

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Cerbat, Arizona
Ghost Town
Cerbat, Arizona is located in Arizona
Cerbat, Arizona
Cerbat, Arizona
Location in the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 35°18′11″N 114°08′23″W / 35.30306°N 114.13972°W / 35.30306; -114.13972Coordinates: 35°18′11″N 114°08′23″W / 35.30306°N 114.13972°W / 35.30306; -114.13972
Country United States
State Arizona
County Mohave
Founded 1860's
Elevation[1] 3,865 ft (1,178 m)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
Post Office Opened: December 23, 1872
Post Office Closed: June 15, 1912

Cerbat is a ghost town just west of the Cerbat Mountains in Mohave County, Arizona. Mining in the area began in the late 1860s and a camp was established soon after. Cerbat was built in a canyon 38 miles (61 km) from Hardyville, Arizona. The town was prosperous and contained several mining and public buildings along with cabins for over 100 settlers, as well as a school, a doctor's office and a lawyer's office. In the 1870s the town was connected by dirt road to Fort Rock, Camp Hualapai and Prescott, Arizona. Cerbat was the third seat of Mohave County until 1877 when Mineral Park took the title.

As of 2010, a cemetery and a few wooden buildings and stone foundations, including a large mill and the post office, remain. The post office was completed on December 23, 1872 and was closed on June 15, 1912.

From June 25, 1890 to October 24, 1902 the town was known as Campbell.[2]

References[edit]

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