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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 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

Oddfellows Building

he Independent Order of Oddfellows Globe Lodge No. 6 was chartered in 1885. The brothers in good standing were the managers and other big-shots at the Old Dominion Mine. This restricted membership did not please the Grand Lodge of Arizona, so they nullified the charter of Globe Lodge No. 6

Globe, AZ Historic Buildings

The Snell House

The Snell House is one of the finest homes in the community. Built in 1911,

Globe, AZ Historic Homes

Things to do near Globe, AZ

Black Hills Back Country Byway

This rough 21-mile road between Clifton and Safford begins just south of Clifton and passes over the Old Safford Bridge. The ...

Snowflake Monument

Those acquainted with Arizona know that the Town of Snowflake receives its share of snow occasionally, but the naming of the ...

Gila Bank Building

Built in 1909, the arching 22 ft. windows are a hallmark of Adler and Sullivan Architects of Chicago. Restored in the early ...