Bellevue, Arizona

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Bellevue, Arizona
Ghost town
Bellevue is located in Arizona
Bellevue
Bellevue
Bellevue is located in the US
Bellevue
Bellevue
Location in the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 33°19′55″N 110°56′36″W / 33.33194°N 110.94333°W / 33.33194; -110.94333Coordinates: 33°19′55″N 110°56′36″W / 33.33194°N 110.94333°W / 33.33194; -110.94333
Country United States
State Arizona
County Gila
Founded: c. 1906
Abandoned: c. 1927
Elevation[1] 4,692 ft (1,430 m)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
Post Office Opened: July 30, 1906
Post Office Closed: April 7, 1927

Bellevue is a ghost town in Gila County, Arizona, five miles southwest of Miami.

History[edit]

The settlement was founded as a mining camp around 1906 when a post office was established. The name of the founder is unknown though the town was built to harbor the Gibson Cooper Mine. The Bellevue-Miami Stagecoach company had a stage there. A boarding house, general store and the post office were among many houses. The population got as high 300 before 1927 when the post office closed and the settlement became a ghost town. As of today, the concrete Gibson Cooper mill still stands, along with metal mining equipment. Piles of ore can be found also.[2]

References[edit]

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