This Castle Is One Of The Oldest Houses In Arizona And It Is Still Standing
Just this past weekend, Arizona construction crews unearthed some ancient (and more recent) artifacts of life in the Phoenix area before it ever became a major metropolitan area. While some things are hidden away from human eyes, others are more visible than you think. Buildings that date back centuries—and in some cases millennia—are spread out across Arizona’s land but we’re going to focus on one building that has a rich history and a misleading name.
Wow, it’s amazing how much history you can find in just one little area of the state! Montezuma Castle National Monument is located about two miles outside Camp Verde via Montezuma Castle Road. You can find its location on Google Maps by clicking this link. You can find more information about the national monument by visiting the National Park Service website.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.