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
Jerome Junction, Arizona is located in the US
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 transfer stop between the town of Prescott and the town of Jerome. It served as a transfer point between the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railway (SFP&P) and the narrow-gauge United Verde & Pacific Railway for 25 years. The narrow-gauge line was built precariously on the side of Woodchute Mountain by William A. Clark after he bought the United Verde Copper Company. When it was replaced by standard-gauge line on the east side of the mountain 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]

The location changed names at least 3 times:

* 1895 June 7 — "Junction" post office 
* 1914 December 23 — Jerome Junction, railway depot and transfer station
* 1923 April 11 — Copper Siding, Chino Valley, railroad stop

All that remains today are some foundations and railroad equipment. Wikimap Google map

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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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