Welcome to Arizona
Enjoy beautiful Arizona sunsets and peaceful
living at San Pedro Resort Community
in Benson, Arizona. You can enjoy golf, rock hounding, the old west or bird watching.
San Pedro RV Resort is the perfect place for winter visitors or year round residents.
You'll Be Welcome Here! Come stay with us. You'll be glad you did.
The city of Benson, Arizona was founded in 1880 when the Southern Pacific Railroad came through. It was named after Judge William B. Benson, a friend of Charles Crocker, president of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The Southern Pacific, coming overland from California, chose the Benson site to cross the San Pedro River. Benson then served as a rail junction point to obtain ore and refined metal by wagon, in turn shipping rail freight back to the mines at Tombstone, Fairbank, Contention and Bisbee. For example, the railhead in Benson was about 25 miles from Tombstone, and was the closest rail connection to it until 1882, when a feeder line was laid from Benson to Contention City.
The railhead in Benson was founded about a mile from an older traditional wagon depot, the San Pedro River Station, run since 1871 by
William Ohnesorgen. In 1878 he had erected a toll bridge over which mining supplies were transported to the new mining camps such as Fairbank and Tombstone. Two years later this bridge marked the location of the railroad bridge that became the terminal site of Benson.
Jay Six cattle ranch was located just outside Benson. The ranch played host to political figures like the young brothers Joseph & Jack Kennedy, and to senior statesman Barry Goldwater. The Kennedy brothers (Joe age 21 and Jack age 19) were sent out to the ranch in the spring of 1936 so that the brothers could work as ranch hands, and so that Jack Kennedy could recuperate from a recent illness in the dry desert heat. It is reported that ranchman Jack Speiden worked both brothers "very hard". There's plenty of exploring to do at San Pedro RV Resort.
Links to other close or nearby locations
Bisbee Sierra Vista Tombstone Tubac Tucson Nogales
The San Pedro Resort Community offers all the amenities you expect. Full hook-ups with good city water,
enclosed pool and spa, laundry facilities, and Cable TV. The beautiful mountain views are breath taking. You can enjoy many activities in our community, revisit the wild west at Tombstone, go golfing every day or just relax and enjoy our beautiful winters.
San Pedro RV Resort and nearby historic and scenic sites are popular with winter visitors.
Stay with us for a while and San Pedro RV Resort will become your favorite winter destination in Southern Arizona.
San Pedro Resort Community
1110 S. Highway 80
Benson, AZ 85602
Toll Free (877) 235-9100
Phone (520) 586-9546
Fax (520) 586-1093
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