Jerome State Historic Park

Jerome, AZ

Where are we going?

Jerome State Historic Park
100 Douglas Road
Jerome
AZ
86331

(928) 634-5381

What is there to do?

The "Billion Dollar" Copper Camp

Jerome's modern history began in 1876 when three prospectors staked claims on rich copper deposits. They sold out to a group which formed the United Verde Copper Company in 1883. The resultant mining camp of board and canvas shacks was named in honor of Eugene Jerome, the venture's principal backer. Hopes for the enterprise ran high, but the costs of operating, especially for transportation, outstripped profits, and the company folded in less than two years.

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