Maricopa Real Estate: The City of Maricopa was incorporated in 2003 making it the 88th city in Arizona. The area's history stretches back to 1694 when Father Euseblo Francisco Kino arrived, finding a Native American agricultural community. The history of modern Maricopa began in the 1800s when Maricopa Wells was a source of water for travelers along the Gila Trail, and for the Butterfield Stage Line that carried mail between St. Louis and San Francisco. As a traveler's rest and stage stop, a community started to accommodate those who passed through?be they outlaws, gold miners or weary pilgrims heading west in search of a new life. Growth continued when the railroad was built in the late 1800s along the well traveled stage route. John Wayne Parkway in today's Maricopa was built on top of the spur line that connected the main rail line in Maricopa to Phoenix.
The City of Maricopa is in Pinal County. There is plenty to do in the county and all of it is close to Maricopa. There are hikes across the desert floor and in the Superstition Mountains, or through Boyce Thompson Arboretum. There are museums, mining camps, ghost towns, cliff dwellings and the Casa Grande ruins to visit. By air, a helicopter or balloon ride offers spectacular views of the Valley of the Sun. Lakes and rivers offer sunset cruises, boating, fishing and tubing.
There are five state parks in Pinal County: Lost Dutchman, McFarland, Oracle, Boyce Thompson and Picacho Peak. The parks feature trails, camping, historical markers, and picnic areas. Picacho Peak is famous as the location of the most significant battle of the Civil War to take place in Arizona when, on April 15, 1862, California Union soldiers attacked a Confederate scouting party. Each March, re-enactors come to Pichacho Peak State Park to engage in mock battles to celebrate "The Civil War in the Southwest."
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