Jerome Junction, Arizona

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Jerome Junction, Arizona
Ghost town
Jerome Junction, Arizona is located in Arizona
Jerome Junction, Arizona
Jerome Junction, Arizona
Location in the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 34°47′12″N 112°25′46″W / 34.78667°N 112.42944°W / 34.78667; -112.42944Coordinates: 34°47′12″N 112°25′46″W / 34.78667°N 112.42944°W / 34.78667; -112.42944
Country United States
State Arizona
County Yavapai
Founded 1894
Abandoned 1920
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)

Jerome Junction is a ghost town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. Established in 1894, the community served as a railroad stop between the town of Prescott and the town of Jerome. It served as a transfer point between the Santa Fe, Phoenix, and Prescott railroads and the narrow-gauge United Verde & Pacific Railway for 25 years. The narrow-gauge line was built precariously on the side of Woodchute Mountain. When it was replaced by standard-gauge lines from Jerome to Clarkdale in 1920, Jerome Junction became a ghost town, and in 1923, the activities of the former town were absorbed by Chino Valley.[1]

All that remains today are some foundations and railroad equipment.

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  1. ^ Massey, Peter; Wilson, Jeanne (April 24, 2006). Backcountry Adventures Arizona: The Ultimate Guide to the Arizona Backcountry for Anyone With a Sport Utility Vehicle. Adler Publishing Co. pp. 65, 261. ISBN 1-930193-28-9. Retrieved July 31, 2010. 

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