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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


Historic Buildings Tour

Every year thousands of visitors descend on the small community of Globe-Miami for the Historic Home Tour held every February. Globe-Miami lies just 60 minutes east of Phoenix and 90 minutes north of Tucson at the junction of Hwy. 77 & Hwy 60 and is nestled among the low desert mountains.

Globe, AZ Historic Districts

The Eder House

This Colonial Revival home was built in 1905 of unbaked adobe and has a hip roof and a full-width veranda. It was originally an 868 sq. ft. duplex with an outhouse in the back. The shake shingle roof was covered with sheets of corrugated metal, and newspapers dated 1938

Globe, AZ Historic Homes

Things to do near Globe, AZ

Historic Courthouse

The old Gila County Courthouse is now home to the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts. This building was actually the second cou...

Old Elks Lodge Building

On March 20, 1910, the cornerstone for the Elks Lodge was laid for the new building on Mesquite Street. The Italianate style...

St. Johns Equestrian Center

The Capital of the White Mountains, St. Johns is the hub of equine activities throughout the spring and summer months. The St...

Springerville Volcanic Field

1,158 square miles of volcanoes! The field containing 405 vents is the third largest of its type in the United States, about ...

Greenlee County Historical Museum

The Greenlee County Historical Museum displays interesting memorabilia from the surrounding area. Visitors will discover Supr...