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Florence-Adamsville Ghost Town-1870-Marker
Adamsville Ghost Town Marker. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, reference #10000114.

Adamsville was a populated place in Pinal County, Arizona. Once a thriving farm town, it became a ghost town by the 1920s. Adamsville is located at an elevation is 1,450 feet, on the south bank of the Gila River, west of Florence, Arizona.


Adamsville was one of the first two towns formed in Pinal County, Arizona. It was named for its original settler in 1866, Charles S. Adams. When a post office was established there in 1871, it was named Sanford, (for a Captain George B. Sanford of the First U.S. Cavalry), by a political enemy of Mr. Adams, Richard McCormick. Local residents continued to use the original name, causing confusion which existed until 1876, when the post office was discontinued. The entire settlement was gone by 1920.

Structures in Adamsville

Adamsville, Arizona (Ghost Town)
(National Register of Historic Places)
Adamsville Water Tower 
Adamsville store
Adamsville Water Tanks

Coordinates: 33°00′46″N 111°26′31″W / 33.01278°N 111.44194°W / 33.01278; -111.44194

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