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about 45 miles south of Flagstaff. Other nearby communities include Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Cornville, Prescott, Camp Verde and Chino Valley.
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Three prospectors staked claims on copper deposits in 1876 and Jerome began its existence. They soon sold out to a group which formed the United Verde Copper Company in 1883. The main backer of the project was a man named Eugene Jerome. The mining camp was named for this man. Less than two years later, due to the high cost of operations, the company went out of business. A new owner, William A. Clark, brought money and resources to Jerome when he opened a narrow guage railroad to lower the cost of freight. By the early 1900's, the United Verde was the largest producing copper mine in the Territory. Jerome was also growing from a shantytown to a real community with brick and board homes, several churches, a school and even an opera house. pppIn 1912 the Little Daisy Mine was taken over by James S. Douglas. He was also known as "Rawhide Jimmy" because of his use of rawhide to reduce roller wear on a cable car incline in the mine. Things were boom for Jerome for quite a few years until the depression of the 1930's came along. At its peak, Jerome was a thriving mining town of 15,000 people. The Little Daisy closed in 1938. Phelps-Dodge took the United Verde in 1935, but couldn't make it profitable and closed it in 1953. Its closure brought Jerome's mining days to an end. The once booming mining town dwindled down to a low population of only 50. Many of the older period homes have been restored and many museums, studios, galleries and craft stores have since been opened. A home tour is done during the year for others to see the former beauties of this classic mining town. In 1965, the Douglas Mansion was made a State Park and in 1976, Jerome, itself, became a National Historic Landmark. Like its nearby neighbor, Sedona, Jerome also became a haven for artists. Learn all about Jerome Landmarks and historical buildings on this page.

During the entire mining period of Jerome's mines, over a billion dollars worth of copper, gold, silver and zinc was produced!

A History page for Jerome. Here is another history page for Jerome that includes some great pictures and stories of the past. This history page is from the Jerome Historical Society.
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The founding of Jerome


The incorporation of Jerome



The Douglas Mansion was built in 1916 as a home for his family and also for visiting officials and important guests. Now, it is used as a museum dedicated to the history of the Jerome area and to the Douglas family. Some of the rooms are restored.

Jerome State Historic Park
Box D
Jerome, Arizona 86331
Phone: (928) 634-5381 or Fax: (928) 639-3132

Learn more about Jerome on this site.
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Economy & Industry

most of the economy of the area is tourism-based.
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Jerome City Government

City of Jerome
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Jerome has a Mayor/Council form of government. There is a Mayor and four council members.

Jerome Chamber

Jerome Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Drawer K
Jerome, AZ 86331
Phone: (928)634-2900
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Jerome Organizations

Jerome Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Drawer K
Jerome, AZ 86331
Phone: (928)634-2900
email for Jerome Chamber - Jerome


Population of Jerome:
1980 - 420
1990 - 403
1996 - 437
2000 - 329

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