Soldiers Hole

Soldiers Hole (HMIVN)

Location: Elfrida, AZ 85610 Cochise County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 42.007', W 109° 43.632'

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During the Chiricahua Apache Campaign (1861-1886) cavalry troops on maneuvers camped here at a permanent source of water known as Soldiers Hole.

W. C. Sanderson and Ambrose Lyall struck artesian water nearby in 1883.

In 1892 a twelve-battery stamp mill was erected and a post office was established under the name "Descanso", meaning a haven of rest. A school was built which the Mormon settlers also used for their church.

When the railroad by-passed Soldiers Hole in 1909, its usefulness came to an end.

Cochise County Historical Society · · Whitewater/Elfrida L.D.S. Ward
The Grizzle Family · · The Cooper Family
Jim Collett
Rocks from the stamp mill were used for the monument.
Year Placed2000
Placed ByCochise County Historical Society, Whitewater/Elfrida L.D.S. Ward, The Grizzle Family, The Cooper Family, Jim Collett
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 11:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12R E 620616 N 3507900
Decimal Degrees31.70011667, -109.72720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 42.007', W 109° 43.632'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 42' 0.42" N, 109° 43' 37.92" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4520-4730 W Gleeson Rd, Elfrida AZ 85610, US
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