ALEXANDRA

NAME: Alexandra
COUNTY: Yavapai
ROADS: 2WD
LEGAL INFO: T11N, R1W
CLIMATE: Cool winter possible snow and running water, warm summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer
COMMENTS: Caretakers are at the
Swastika and Peck sites and would appreciate visitors not go in the mines.
REMAINS: None, but the Swastika has a few builings and mill foundations which are worth seeing. .
Alexandra's post office was established Aug 6, 1878 and discontinued March 25, 1896. Alexandra was named after the first lady visitor to the site, Mrs. T.M. Alexander, the wife of one of the ore finders. Its location high in the Bradshaw Mountains North of Phoenix made it difficult to transport ore so a ten stamp mill was erected at the site. Alexandra's main downfall was the litigation that resulted from a fued between the four original locaters. As a result they say the only people to ever make and money from the Peck mine (Alexandra) were the lawyers in Prescott. Today, nothing remains of the townsite that once had between 75 and 100 buildings. Just above the townsite are a few buildings left from the Swastika mine which is often mistaken for the town of Alexandra.

Alexandra in the 1880's
Courtesy Sharlot hall Museum, Prescott


Alexandra
Todd Underwood

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