Pelton was a small mining camp situated a couple miles from our own Silver Bell along the old County Road. Folks lived there in the late 1890s. In 1900, there were 80 people with a general store. Let's meet at the corner of Avra Valley Road and Silverbell Road (just below the old entrance to our town of Silver Bell) at 9 am. Wear clothes for exploring the desert. We just might explore other areas out there.
The Silver Bell Historical Society offers unique resources to researchers, scholars, and the public. History records two communities: Silverbell, which existed in the early 20th century, and Silver Bell, which existed during the last half of the 20th century. Both towns have been deserted, although many who lived here share fond memories of a unique and fraternal place -- in the middle of nowhere in Pima County, Arizona. Located near Marana and Tucson.
A society can be defined as
the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community, and as an organization or club formed for a particular purpose or activity. You are invited to share in the development of the Silver Bell Historical Society.
We invite you to use the "Contact Us" form below to share your story of Silver Bell. Some of you lived in Silver Bell and have first-hand knowledge. Others of you have parents or grandparents who have shared their stories with you. We want to include those stories within this website. You may also help with generous contributions to defray the costs involved with operating the Silver Bell Historical Society, an Arizona non-profit corporation.
The Silver Bell Historical Society is a non-profit organization; however, it can only function with people and funding. Check out our members and how you, too, can become a Society Member!
Whether you lived in Silver Bell or not, and whether you attend our functions or not, you may wish to help us keep Silver Bell alive. We appreciate your generous contributions!
You can make donations in our Online Store.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our phone contact person is Carol Hunter: (520) 403-7555
25000 West Avra Valley Road, Marana, Arizona 85653, United States