Clarkdale is home to the Verde Canyon Railroad, a scenic excursion train that follows part of the route of the Verde Valley Railroad. Clarkdale is adjacent to Cottonwood which provides most of the shopping and medical for the area. Yavapai College does have a campus in Clarkdale.
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Tuzigoot National Monument, a large Sinagua pueblo ruin, is located between Clarkdale and Cottonwood, Arizona, on land donated to the National Park Service by Phelps Dodge in 1938.
Clarkdale was founded in 1912 as a company smelter town by William A. Clark, for his United Verde copper mine in nearby Jerome, Arizona. Clarkdale was built to be one of the most modern mining towns in the world, including telephone, telegraph, electrical, sewer and spring water services, and was an early example of a planned community. The Clark Mansion, a Clarkdale landmark since the United Verde Copper Company heir William Clark III, grandson of Clarkdale’s founder William Andrews Clark, built it in the late 1920s, east of town across the Verde River near Pecks Lake. It was destroyed by a suspicious fire June 25, 2010 after setting vacant for years still owned by the Phelps Dodge Corporation.
The mine and smelter closed in 1953, and Clarkdale entered hard times. Clarkdale was bought and sold by several different companies. In 1957, Clarkdale was incorporated as a town. The 1959 construction of the Phoenix Cement plant restored a modest prosperity to Clarkdale.
The town center and business district were built in Spanish Colonial style, and feature the Clark Memorial Clubhouse and Memorial Library, both still in use. The Clubhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The entire original town site is also on the National Register as the Clarkdale Historic District.
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691 E Cliffside Drive Clarkdale, Arizona
2 Beds 2 Baths 2,450 SqFt 3.530 Acres
4675 W Horizon View Drive Clarkdale, Arizona
5 Beds 3 Baths 3,230 SqFt 1.980 Acres
1360 Sam Court Clarkdale, Arizona
4 Beds 3 Baths 3,123 SqFt 0.510 Acres
798 Palisades Drive Clarkdale, Arizona
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,648 SqFt 1.110 Acres
580 Skyline Blvd Clarkdale, Arizona
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,200 SqFt 0.200 Acres
610 King Copper Rd Clarkdale, Arizona
5 Beds 4 Baths 3,968 SqFt 0.170 Acres
432 Mckinnon Rd Clarkdale, Arizona
5 Beds 4 Baths 3,716 SqFt 0.190 Acres
457 Miners Gulch Drive Clarkdale, Arizona
5 Beds 5 Baths 3,968 SqFt 0.210 Acres
460 Skyline Blvd Clarkdale, Arizona
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,670 SqFt 0.180 Acres
2050 Northstar Drive Clarkdale, Arizona
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,438 SqFt 0.110 Acres
133 Stonecrest Drive Clarkdale, Arizona
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,190 SqFt 0.080 Acres
351 Luke Lane Clarkdale, Arizona
4 Beds 2 Baths 2,727 SqFt 1 Acres