Welcome to the Historic Town of Clarkdale
A 2012 Centennial Town
"A Place That Makes Sense"
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:30pm
8:00am - 12:00pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
P.O. Box 308
39 North Ninth Street
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
(928) 639- 2400
Fax: (928) 639-2409
Historical Society & Museum
TOWN OF CLARKDALE
Facts & Figures
The original town site was constructed as a company town for the United Verde Copper
Company whose mine was located in Jerome. United Verde was owned by William A. Clark.
A smelter facility to process the ore mined in Jerome was one of the first facilities constructed
at the confluence of Bitter Creek and the Verde River.
The original town site included several different residential neighborhoods, a central business
district that included support services for the residences, a motel, a park, a hospital and a school.
Two churches were also constructed during this time period.
Construction, including water and wastewater system infrastructure, began in 1912 and continued
through the late 20ís.
The Clark Memorial Clubhouse, a memorial to William A. Clark, was one of the last buildings
completed. The Clubhouse, open to Clarkdale residents, included an auditorium, ladies lounge,
kitchen, reading room/library, menís lounge, bowling alley and outdoor swimming pool.
Today the Clubhouse still serves as a community facility.
From the 1930ís to the 1950ís the ownership of Clarkdale changed hands several times. In the
early 1950ís the mine and smelter facility were closed. Clarkdale was then owned by Phelps Dodge
Corporation and was sold to Erle Halliburton in 1955.
Residents of Clarkdale formed a Clarkdale Community Betterment Association and the town was
incorporated in 1957.
The original town site is recognized as a Historic District on the National Register.
Clarkdale is an incorporated municipality in Yavapai County with a population just over 4,000 citizens.
There is an elected five member Town Council and a Town Manager.
Town services include a water and wastewater utility. The Parks & Recreation Department oversees
several town parks and two river access points.
Residents ratified the 2012 General Plan in March of 2012: General Plan
Town Council adopted the Sustainable Community and Economic Development Plan in 2013: Economic Development Plan
Fire and Emergency Services are provided by the Clarkdale Fire District: Clarkdale Fire District
Clarkdale is a member of Local First Arizona: Local First Arizona
Town Hall: (928) 639-2400
Community & Economic Development: (928) 639-2500
Website: Town of Clarkdale
All current press releases are posted on the website: Press Releases
Youtube: Locally Clarkdale Arizona - YouTube
Flickr Photo Album: Clarkdale Photos
Town of Clarkdale Map
Website last updated on: 01/13/2017. Email Web Manager