Stage Station and Homestead

Stage Station and Homestead (HM1AHT)

Location: Eloy, AZ 85131 Pinal County
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N 32° 49.406', W 111° 26.184'

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In 1879 the Southern Pacific Mail and Stage Line Company built a one-room adobe station and mesquite corral. It was a horse changing and water stop on the route from the railroad station at Picacho for passengers going to Florence and beyond. In 1913, rancher Juan Verdugo recorded it as a homestead; in 1917 he added a room and raised the roof. About the same time a ranch school was built to the north. In 1920, the property returned to the State. Later, area ranchers leased the land, using the building as bunkhouses and storage until the late 1980's.
Placed ByHohokam Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc. and Arizona Historical Society
Marker Condition
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 11:50am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 459152 N 3631797
Decimal Degrees32.82343333, -111.43640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 49.406', W 111° 26.184'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 49' 24.36" N, 111° 26' 11.04" W
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Area Code(s)248, 734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 370 N Start Rd, Eloy AZ 85131, US
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