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Old Town Chloride

Chloride is the oldest mining town in Arizona. It was settled in 1862 or 1863 when silver was discovered in the area. At its peak the town had over 2000 residents. Today it has a population of about 250. There are several historical buildings in town.

Near Chloride are the remains and sites of several other old mining towns. Some of these were also former county seats. Read the "Off the Beaten Path" tip for an interesting story about the Mohave County Seats.

Cyanide Springs

Cyanide Springs is set up like an old west town. They have shows there on the second and fourth Saturday of each month or you can just walk through and look.

Old Jail

This is the old jail, one of several buildings maintained by the Chloride Historical Society.

  • Last visit to Chloride: Sep 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2010 at 7:25 AM

    Live and learn! Thanks for your page here!

  • Kaspian's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2009 at 8:54 AM

    Geeze! Cool but sort of creepy at the same time. It reminds me of one of those horror movies towns where a bunch of college kids' car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and they send somebody for gas.

  • pfsmalo's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2009 at 2:05 AM

    Hi Jim,I was also in Chloride in early October, very nice little place. Will get some pics up soon. Thanks for the insights on the county seats.

  • leics's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2009 at 12:48 AM

    A very different world.....and very interesting. J

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2009 at 12:44 AM

    A very enjoyable page of an old mining town in the Wild Wild West. Interesting name, Chloride. Remind me of my college Chemistry.


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