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Poston Butte

  • Charles Poston's tomb on Poston Butte
  • Hiking trail to Poston Butte
  • Trail to Poston's tomb


  • Poston Butte honors Charles DeBrille Poston who was instrumental in convincing President Lincoln and congress to establish the Arizona Territory.
  • A short hiking trail leads up the butte to a pyramid shaped structure that is Poston's tomb.

Poston Butte


Charles Debrille Poston is often referred to as the Father of Arizona. His lobbying efforts resulted in President Lincoln and Congress establishing the Arizona Territory. Poston was elected the first Territorial Delegate and also served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs because of his familiarity with the local Native Americans.  
North of Florence on State Route 79 (Hunt Highway) beyond the Gila River, a historical marker identifies Poston Butte and the unusual pyramid structure on the top. The butte was originally called Primrose Hill and Poston had hoped to build a Temple to the Sun on its summit. The pyramid serves as Poston's tomb. His remains were moved in 1925 from a pauper's grave in Phoenix to the tomb on one of his favorite spots. A short .6 mile hiking trail leads to the top of the butte and Poston's tomb. 

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