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Binghampton

 

Binghampton was a Mormon community along the Rillito River north of Tucson.

This community started in 1916 and disappeared in the 1960s. Binghampton was bounded by Kleindale Road on the north, Fort Lowell Road on the south, Richey Boulevard on the west and Alvernon Way on the east.

The community was name after Erastus Bingham Jr., a veteran of the famed Mormon Battalion in 1846.  

The original Binghampton Cemetery still remains, located north of Fort Lowell just west of Alvernon. The cemetery dates from 1899.

This area of Tucson has a park, the Brandi Fenton Memorial Park. This 63-acre park is named after Brandi Fenton, a 13-year-old girl who was killed in an automobile accident in March 2003.  In this park are a visitor’s center and five historic buildings from Binghampton. 

One of the buildings is Binghampton is an 1898 home, often referred to as the Davidson Place.

Sources: 

“Binghampton along the Rillito.” Desert Leaf. January 2008. Page 40.

“Binghampton: Tucson’s Mormon Community.” Tucson Citizen. February 28, 2005. Page A4. 

“Brandi Fenton Park.” Arizona Daily Star. August 30, 2007. Page 10

 

 

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