March 16, 2013 St. Patricks Day
October 5, 2013 Old Miners'
Welcome to Chloride, Arizona, The Oldest Mining
town in Arizona
It's Quaint... Quirky... and Very Cool!
Post Office painted by Aggie Van Meter
(retouched by Sue Wright)
Wallpaper depicts old Chloride sign painted by
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
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
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.
Chamber of Commerce
Office Box 268
4940 Tennessee Ave., Chloride, Arizona 86431
Phone: 928 565-9419
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