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Ghosttowns.com
05-10-2000, 04:44 AM
Originally posted by Janice White

Does any one have information on who owns Cleator or how tt contact them for more info on the history?

Ghosttowns.com
06-15-2000, 02:02 AM
Originally posted by rob fetters

In Reply to: Cleator Arizona posted by Janice White on May 10, 19100 at 05:44:00:




: Does any one have information on who owns Cleator or how tt contact them for more info on the history?

MY WIFE WENT TO SCHOOL WITH A BOY NAMED JAMES CLEATOR. THE TOWN WAS NAMED AFTER HIS GRANDFATHER.AS TO THE CONDITION OF THE TOWN . MY ADVICE IS TO GO THERE. SUPRISINGLY THERE IS PEOPLE IN THAT THERE TOWN

Ghosttowns.com
08-23-2000, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by Rich Rayls

In Reply to: Cleator Arizona posted by Janice White on May 10, 19100 at 05:44:00:



: Does any one have information on who owns Cleator or how tt contact them for more info on the history?

Ghosttowns.com
11-18-2000, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by christi

In Reply to: Cleator Arizona posted by Janice White on May 10, 19100 at 05:44:00:



: Does any one have information on who owns Cleator or how tt contact them for more info on the history?

There is a bar in Cleator. They do have a phone, I don't know the phone number but I'm sure information can provide it for you.
I believe it is called Cleator bar. The area code for the area is either 623 or 520 the town is located right between those two area codes.
You may also try calling Realty Coral in Black Canyon City and talk to Linda her family is very familiar to the people in that area.

Ghosttowns.com
09-13-2001, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by Pat T.

In Reply to: Cleator Arizona posted by Janice White on May 10, 19100 at 05:44:00:



: Does any one have information on who owns Cleator or how tt contact them for more info on the history?
My suggestion would be to locate the property in question on a really good map so as to be able to have a correct legal description. S E 1/4 Of N E 1/2 etc. including the proper baseline & meridian. Take this info to the County Court Clerk to obtain the name/s of legal owners, & of course addresses as they may have tax papers mailed to another address. GL & HH

Ghosttowns.com
05-09-2003, 10:51 AM
Originally posted by Dan Huntzinger
In Reply to: Cleator Arizona posted by Janice White on May 10, 19100 at 05:44:00:



If I'm not mistaken, the gentleman that owns the bar owns the town, and was born & raised there. Like I said If I'm not mistaken.

Dandrea
09-30-2010, 07:08 PM
I think that Cleator is still owned by the Cleators .You can stop in and ask . My Mother went to school with the Cleators in the 1930s in Crown King .

Mike Woodfin
10-01-2010, 12:48 PM
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Cleator is an ghost town (http://forums.ghosttowns.com/wiki/Ghost_town) in Yavapai County (http://forums.ghosttowns.com/wiki/Yavapai_County,_Arizona), Arizona (http://forums.ghosttowns.com/wiki/Arizona), United States (http://forums.ghosttowns.com/wiki/United_States). It lies along the road that has replaced Murphy's Impossible Railroad (http://forums.ghosttowns.com/wiki/Murphy%27s_Impossible_Railroad) between Cordes (http://forums.ghosttowns.com/wiki/Cordes,_Arizona) and Crown King (http://forums.ghosttowns.com/wiki/Crown_King,_Arizona).
Cleator was established in 1864 as a placer gold mining site under the name Turkey Creek Mining District. A post office was established at Turkey Creek in July 1869 but closed within three months.[2] (http://forums.ghosttowns.com/#cite_note-Granger-1)
Turkey Creek was renamed Cleator in 1925 after James P. Cleator took possession of the town from Levrett P. Nellis. He then named the post office after himself.[2] (http://forums.ghosttowns.com/#cite_note-Granger-1) The post office closed July 15, 1954.[2] (http://forums.ghosttowns.com/#cite_note-Granger-1)
Cleator's population fell in the 1920s as mining in the area declined and the town was put up for sale by James Cleator in April 1949. It then had about 60 residents.[2] (http://forums.ghosttowns.com/#cite_note-Granger-1) James P. Cleator's son Thomas bought the town and lived there until his death in 1996. He kept the small bar open most of the years he lived there. After his death everything was inherited by his sister Eleanor and her son. The bar is still open and a favorite stop along the dusty road for recreational ATV drivers and weekend tourists.
Several original buildings remain and are occupied.