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Inspiration, Arizona
Inspiration Mine in 1916
Inspiration Mine in 1916
Inspiration, Arizona is located in Arizona
Inspiration, Arizona
Inspiration, Arizona
Location in Arizona
Inspiration, Arizona is located in the United States
Inspiration, Arizona
Inspiration, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Arizona
County Gila
3,927 ft (1,197 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-35450
GNIS feature ID 30392

Inspiration is a ghost town in Gila County, Arizona, in the United States. It has an estimated elevation of 3,927 feet (1,197 m) above sea level. Inspiration was the company town for the Inspiration mine.

The old Inspiration townsite is on company property, and is not accessible to the general public.


Inspiration had its start as a copper-mining settlement. According to tradition, the area was so named when a local prospector dreamed of finding a mine, and his dream came true. A post office called Inspiration was established in 1917, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1983.

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