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Bellevue, Arizona
Ghost town
Country United States
State Arizona
County Gila
Founded: c. 1906
Abandoned: c. 1927
Elevation 4,692 ft (1,430 m)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
Post Office Opened: July 30, 1906
Post Office Closed: April 7, 1927

Bellevue is a ghost town in Gila County, Arizona, five miles southwest of Miami.

History

The settlement was founded as a mining camp around 1906 when a post office was established. The name of the founder is unknown though the town was built to harbor the Gibson Cooper Mine. The Bellevue-Miami Stagecoach company had a stage there. A boarding house, general store and the post office were among many houses. The population got as high 300 before 1927 when the post office closed and the settlement became a ghost town. As of today, the concrete Gibson Cooper mill still stands, along with metal mining equipment. Piles of ore can be found also.


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