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Globe, Arizona

Globe, Arizona

We welcome you to Globe-Miami, Arizona, a small mining community just east of Phoenix and north of Tucson. Mining began over 100 years ago when silver was first mined in the area.

A huge ball of silver with many veins was dug up - this ball resembled a globe, and that's how Globe got it's name. Globe was founded in 1876 and incorporated in 1907, and Miami in 1918. Globe is the seat of Gila County.

Globe-Miami is in the foothills of the Pinal Mountains at an elevation of 3,500 feet. There is so much to see in these adjacent communities - historic downtowns, copper mining, Native American culture in the San Carlos Apache Reservation, and an abundance of recreation throughout the Tonto Forest.

Come and visit us here in Globe-Miami and the San Carlos Apache Reservation and enjoy the wonderful scenery and the many points of interest we have to offer.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park

Besh-Ba-Gowah is an ancient ruin unlike the others. Here you are encouraged to walk within the rooms of this 700 year old pueblo, climb ladders into the upper stories, and see the utensils, pottery and furbishings that were a part of life in pre-Columbian times.

Globe, AZ Archaeology

Old Gila County Jail

When Gila County moved its offices into the then new county courthouse in March, 1907, the county jail was housed in the rear of the ground floor. Shortly thereafter, it was apparent that the jail within the courthouse was insufficient to meet the needs of the county. On January 5, 1909

Globe, AZ Pioneer History

Gila County Historical Museum

Gila County Historical Museum was once used as a rescue station for the old Dominion Mine from 1914 until the 1960s. The museum houses many collections and Indian artifacts dating back to 1125

Globe, AZ Museums

The Victorian House

This 1910 residence features a unique dormered roofline and Victorian decoration. Part of its appeal is its echo to rural Americana - the full front porch. The porch on this house was the very feature that drew the current owners who are undertaking a full renovation. The interior boasts 12

Globe, AZ Historic Homes

Historic Courthouse

The old Gila County Courthouse is now home to the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts. This building was actually the second county courthouse built on this site. The original courthouse, completed in September 1888, was evidently inadequate to begin with. By March, 1907

Globe, AZ Historic Courthouses

Things to do near Globe, AZ

Petroglyphs

From 500 B.C. through 1350 A.D., early Native American tribes left petroglyphs and pictographs, gracefully simple designs scr...

Taylor Cemetery

Graves in Taylor Cemetery are buried under rows of towering spruce. Pioneers were told spruce trees could not be transplanted...

Roosevelt Lake Fishing Report

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACCURATE FISHING REPORTS: This is just to remind you that fishing reports are given with the best int...

Shoofly Indian Archaeological Site

A self-guided tour through this ancient village site will show you how the native people lived here between AD 1000 and 1250....