Incorporated March 8, 1899Jerome is perched on the side of Cleapatra Hill over rich ore deposits. In 1876, mining claims and a mill were located near the town. These claims were purchased in 1882 by the United Verde Company, and the tent camp was named Jerome after Eugene Jerome, a major financier of the company. Senator William Clark of Montana purchased the company in 1883. By the mid 1920s the population had grown to almost 15,000 before it began to decline. Although it survived numerous fires, many of the buildings you see today are the same that existed when the town was in its hayday.
|Placed By||Jerome Historical Society, Allen Muma, John Amstrong, Tom Pitts, Sharon Watson, Tracy Weisel, Mike Rollins, Joan Evans, mark Hemleben, Al Palmieri, Jay Kinsella, Ronne Roope, Rochelle Garcia|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12S E 398605 N 3845894|
|Decimal Degrees||34.75015000, -112.10776667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 45.009', W 112° 6.466'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 45' 0.54000000000002" N, 112° 6' 27.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 812-860 AZ-89A, Jerome AZ 86331, US|
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