Gachado Well and Line Camp

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Gachado Well and Line Camp
Gachado Well and Line Camp.jpg
HABS image of the adobe house
Gachado Well and Line Camp is located in Arizona
Gachado Well and Line Camp
Gachado Well and Line Camp is located in the United States
Gachado Well and Line Camp
Nearest cityLukeville, Arizona
Coordinates31°52′18″N 112°47′8″W / 31.87167°N 112.78556°W / 31.87167; -112.78556Coordinates: 31°52′18″N 112°47′8″W / 31.87167°N 112.78556°W / 31.87167; -112.78556
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1917 (1917)
NRHP reference #78000348[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 2, 1978

The Gachado Well was excavated between 1917 and 1919 near the Arizona-Mexico border in Pima County, Arizona. Named after a stooped mesquite tree, the well served a ranch owned by Lonald Blankenship. The line camp and water rights were sold in 1919 to Robert Louis Gray, who built an adobe house at the site in 1930. The house became a line camp, a bunkhouse for cowboys on the range in that area. The camp was used until 1976, when the Grays discontinued ranching. The site is located within Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.[2] It is accessible via the rough, unpaved Camino de Dos Republicas, which also leads to Dos Lomitas Ranch, another Gray family property.[3]

The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 2, 1978.[1]

See also[edit]

  • Bates Well Ranch, another of the Gray family ranches in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Green, Jerome A. (April 15, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Gachado Well and Line Camp". National Park Service.
  3. ^ "Driving and Biking". Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. National Park Service. Retrieved 28 June 2015.

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