Adamana, Arizona

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Adamana, Arizona
Ghost town
Adamana, Arizona is located in Arizona
Adamana, Arizona
Adamana, Arizona
Location in the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 34°58′36″N 109°49′20″W / 34.97667°N 109.82222°W / 34.97667; -109.82222Coordinates: 34°58′36″N 109°49′20″W / 34.97667°N 109.82222°W / 34.97667; -109.82222
Country United States
State Arizona
County Apache
Founded 1896
Abandoned 1969
Elevation[1] 5,305 ft (1,617 m)
Population (2009)
 • Total 0
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
Post Office opened 1896
Post Office closed 1969

Adamana is a ghost town in Apache County in the northeast section of the U.S. state of Arizona. The town was settled in 1896 in what was then the Arizona Territory.

History[edit]

Adamana was founded in 1896 when the railroad was extended to that point.[2]

The town was named for Adam Hanna,[3] a local rancher who was a distant relative of the late Mark Hanna, the original settler of the region. Originally the place was known as Adam Hanna's, as time passed and more people came to visit, the elision of a few letters gave us the name Adamana.[4]

A post office was established at Adamana in 1896, and remained in operation until 1969.[5]

Little remains of the original community.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Adamana
  2. ^ Hinckley, Jim (15 November 2012). The Route 66 Encyclopedia. MBI Publishing Company. p. 5. ISBN 978-1-61058-688-7. 
  3. ^ Barnes, Will Croft (1988). Arizona Place Names. University of Arizona Press. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-8165-1074-0. 
  4. ^ Whiting, Lilian. "New York Times, July 22, 1906". 
  5. ^ "Apache County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Adamana". Ghosttowns.com. Retrieved 10 November 2015.