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 3.220 Acres
4675 W Horizon View Drive Clarkdale, Arizona
5 Beds 3 Baths 3,230 SqFt 1.980 Acres
798 Palisades Drive Clarkdale, Arizona
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,648 SqFt 1.110 Acres
503 Cleopatra Hill Rd Clarkdale, Arizona
2 Beds 3 Baths 2,027 SqFt 0.170 Acres
499 Cleopatra Hill Rd Clarkdale, Arizona
2 Beds 3 Baths 1,846 SqFt 0.170 Acres
580 Skyline Blvd Clarkdale, Arizona
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,200 SqFt 0.200 Acres
507 Cleopatra Hill Rd Clarkdale, Arizona
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,818 SqFt 0.190 Acres
502 Hudgens Lane Clarkdale, Arizona
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,793 SqFt 0.140 Acres
478 Cleopatra Hill Rd Clarkdale, Arizona
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,677 SqFt 0.160 Acres
840 Tiablanca Rd Clarkdale, Arizona
5 Beds 4 Baths 2,404 SqFt 0.100 Acres
605 Tapco Lane Clarkdale, Arizona
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,462 SqFt 0.120 Acres
474 Cleopatra Hill Rd Clarkdale, Arizona
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,422 SqFt 0.160 Acres