Congress, Arizona

Congress, Arizona (HM14QQ)

Location: Congress, AZ 85332 Yavapai County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 9.679', W 112° 50.838'

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In 1863 Pauline Weaver and Abraham Peeples came from California to find gold. They found gold and the rush was on. In 1887 The Congress mine was formed and the town had a name. On March 14, 1895 the railroad came. Congress was booming. In 1910, after producing over 7 ½ million dollars, the gold ran out.The second boom started with U.S. highway 89 in 1926.The post office moved to Congress Junction in 1938, where it remains.The community now known as Congress is the old Congress Junction. Little remains at the original townsite.

P.O. EST as Congress Jan 19, 1889
Charles A. Randall Postmaster.
P.O. closed Aug 31, 1938.
P.O. Est. at Congress Junction Mar 23, 1906
Oliver L. Greer Post Master
Name changed to Congress Nov 1, 1938
HM NumberHM14QQ
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2012
Placed ByLost Dutchman chapter 5917+4, E Clampus Vitus in Cooperation with the Congress Community Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 8:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 329718 N 3781584
Decimal Degrees34.16131667, -112.84730000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 9.679', W 112° 50.838'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 9' 40.74" N, 112° 50' 50.28" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26750 S Santa Fe Rd, Congress AZ 85332, US
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