La Paz, Arizona

La Paz was a short-lived early gold mining town along on the western border of current-day La Paz County, Arizona. The town grew quickly after gold was discovered nearby in 1862. La Paz, Spanish for peace, was chosen as the name in recognition of the feast day for Our Lady of Peace. Originally located in the New Mexico Territory, the town became part …
La Paz was a short-lived early gold mining town along on the western border of current-day La Paz County, Arizona. The town grew quickly after gold was discovered nearby in 1862. La Paz, Spanish for peace, was chosen as the name in recognition of the feast day for Our Lady of Peace. Originally located in the New Mexico Territory, the town became part of the Arizona Territory when President Abraham Lincoln established the new territory in 1863. In 1983 the newly-formed County of La Paz adopted the name, long after the town had become a ghost town.
  • Elevation: 300 ft (91 m)
  • Country: United States
  • State: Arizona
  • County: La Paz
  • Founded: 1862, before Arizona was officially declared a territory by President Abraham Lincoln
  • Abandoned: 1875
  • Post Office opened: January 17, 1865
Data from: en.wikipedia.org