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The Cities and communities of Gila County, Arizona*

Canyon Day, Carrizo, Central Heights, Christmas, Christopher Creek, Claypool

Gisela, Globe

Hayden (part in Pinal County)

Kohl's Ranch


Payson, Peridot, Pine

Roosevelt, Rye

San Carlos, Star Valley, Strawberry

Tonto Basin, Top-of-the-World

Winkelman (part in Pinal County)


*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Information & Facts about Gila County, Arizona

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools

All of Arizona is on the Mountain Standard Time - year round. When other parts of the country go on daylight savings time, Arizona remains on standard time.


Gila County website

The county seat of Gila County is Globe

County Courthouse
1400 East Ash Street
Globe, AZ 85501-1414
Phone: (928) 425-3231
FAX: (928) 425-0319
Toll-free: 1-800-304-4452 - toll free

Payson County Complex
714 S. Beeline Highway
Payson, AZ 85541
Phone: 928-474-2029

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1990 - 40,216
1996 - 47,338
2000 - 51,335
2004 - 51,422
2008 - 52,166

11 persons per square mile

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Gila County is located in central Arizona. It is bordered by both Navajo and Graham counties in the east. To its south is Pinal County. On the west are Pinal County, Maricopa County and Yavapai County. The northern border with Gila County is both Coconino County and Navajo County. The southern border is along the Gila River, the namesake for the county.

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Here is a weather page for Gila County

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Other Facts and Figures:

The San Carlos Indian Reservation is located on over half of the county area.

Gila County has both desert areas and mountain areas within its borders. Over half of the land is owned by the U.S. Forest Service. 37 percent is owned by the Apache Indian Reservation.

Per capita - $20,646 (2002)

Median Household Income:
2000 - $30,917
2008 - $38,405

Median Family Income:
2000 - $36,593

Per capita Income:
1999 - $16,315

Housing Units:
2008 - 30,688

Median age:
2000 - 42.3 years

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Named for the Gila River, portions of Maricopa and Pinal Counties were taken to create Gila County in 1881. Later part of Yavapai County was added. The area is known for its great mineral wealth. In the late 1800's, "silver fever" brought many new settlers. Once the silver was depleted, copper mining began an upsurge to keep the area economy stable. Copper continues to be a major force in the area. The Globe Mining District, which was originally part of the San Carlos Indian Reservation, was later added to the county area.

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2,123 feet at Roosevelt Dam to 7,153 feet at Mount Ord

Total area: 4,796 Square Miles
Land area: 4,768 Square Miles
Water area: 28 Square Miles

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Gila County GenWeb genealogy page

Genealogy Links for Gila County

Genealogy information from Ancestral Search

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Globe Public Library
339 South Broad Street
Globe AZ 85501

Phone: 928-425-6111

Hayden Public Library
Box 99 Ray Avenue
Hayden AZ 85235

Payson Public Library
P.O. Box 899
328 N. McLane Road
Payson AZ 85547
Phone: 928-474-9260

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Payson Unified School District
P.O. Box 919
Payson, AZ 85547
Phone: (928) 474-2070

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There are four main areas of economy in Gila County. They are: ranching and lumbering, tourism, recreation, and copper production. The main emphasis, though, is for the raising of livestock. All of Gila County is an Enterprise Zone.

South Gila County Economic Development Corporation

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Organizations & Groups

Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce
1360 North Broad St.
Globe, Arizona 85501
Phone: 928-425-4495
Toll-free: 800-804-5623

Northern Gila County Historical Society
P.O. Box 2532
Payson, AZ 85547
Phone: 928-474-3483

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Attractions & Other Information

Main attractions of the area include: the Salt River Canyon, Tonto National Monument, Coolidge Dam, and Roosevelt Dam and Lake. This page tells more information about Roosevelt Dam.

Pine-Strawberry Museum
on Route 87
P.O. Box 564
Pine, Arizona 85544
Phone: 928-476-3547

Rim Country Museum
700 Green Valley Parkway
Payson, AZ 85541
Wednesday-Sunday 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Christmas
Phone: 928-474-3483

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