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Welcome to Chloride, Arizona, The Oldest Mining town in Arizona

It's Quaint... Quirky... and Very Cool!



Chloride Post Office painted by Aggie Van Meter
(retouched by Sue Wright)
Wallpaper depicts old Chloride sign painted by Shirley McGinnis.

So maybe you've never heard of Chloride, Arizona. It is something of an Arizona secret. What makes it so special? Come see!
Up in the Mohave desert, nestled at the foot of the Cerbat mountains in northwest Arizona, that's where you'll find us. Chloride sits amid its history as the oldest mining town in Arizona. Silver built it. Lead and zinc sustained it. Over 2500 hardy souls called it home during its heyday years (1900-1920).

Today, Chloride, Arizona is a ghost of its former self—but a ghost town that's still very much alive. About 400 people call it home today—retired folks, artists, people who love its quiet, small-town life.

We're not fancy folk. We love the desert, the sunshine, the punch-you-in-the-gut sunsets. We like to linger over a cup of coffee at BS's cafe, chat with neighbors while picking up our mail at the post office, dance to live Western music at the VFW on a Saturday night.

And we love to welcome visitors. We've got an official Arizona Tourist Information center at the Chamber of Commerce office, so we get a lot of visitors. We're proud to show them what we've got—ghost town buildings and modern shops, yard art and painted boulders, good food and cold beer, a 125-year-old cemetery probably unlike any you've ever seen, and a lot of friendly people (the live ones!).

Come on up and see. We're just four miles off Highway 93 at mile marker 53. We'll be glad to say "Howdy!" And we promise—it's worth the detour.





Chloride Chamber of Commerce

Post Office Box 268
4940 Tennessee Ave., Chloride, Arizona 86431
Phone: 928 565-9419

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