JEROME JUNCTION

NAME: Jerome Junction
COUNTY: Yavapai
ROADS: 2WD
LEGAL INFO: T16N, R2W
CLIMATE: Mild winter, warm summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime
COMMENTS: Take the old railroad bed all the way to Jerome - 26 miles. 34˚ 46.525’ N
112˚ 25.760’ W. To get there, take E Perkinsville Rd from SR-89 in Chino Valley. Turn left at Jerome Junction Rd.
The site appears to be in private property, however, it can be seen from the road and pictures can be taken.
REMAINS: Foundations and railroad equipment. Remains are mostly foundations, remains from what appears to be the actual station and railroad “junk”.
It seems like the old railroad bed, or part of it, is now part of the Chino Valley Peavine Trail and is off limits to all motorized vehicles, however, it is open to horses, bicycles and pedestrians.
Jerome always gets the glory but Jerome Junction deserves some also as it served as a railroad stop between Prescott and Jerome. Established in 1894, Jerome Junction served the Santa Fe, Phoenix, and Prescott railroad for 15 years. The railroad was built precariously on the side of Woodchute mountain and once went over the side. Miraculously, the engineer survived. When the Santa Fe railroad was built into Clarksdale, the train made its last run and Jerome Junction became a ghost town.


Jerome Junction
Courtesy Felipe Garcia


Jerome Junction
Courtesy Felipe Garcia


Jerome Junction
Courtesy Felipe Garcia


Jerome Junction
Courtesy Felipe Garcia


Jerome Junction
Courtesy Felipe Garcia


Jerome Junction
Courtesy Felipe Garcia


Jerome Junction
Courtesy Felipe Garcia

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