Introduction to Eloy, Arizona
Eloy was actually the name of the switch that the Southern Pacific Railroad built about 6 miles away from the town of Picacho in 1902. There was no further development in the area until 1918, when W.L. Bernard, John Alsdorf and J.E. Meyer purchased land east of Eloy. They named the area Cotton City. An application for a post office at Cotton City was submitted in 1919, but the name was rejected and replaced by Eloy.
Eloy and nearby Attractions
- Picacho Peak State Park
- Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
- Picacho Reservoir
- Ocotillo Raceway
- Tumble Weed Park
- Grande Valley Golf Course
Things To Do In Eloy
The Casa Grande is the largest and tallest existing Hohokam structure. It was constructed in 1350 by the Hohokam Indians and covers about 427 acres of land. The Picacho Reservoir is popular for bird watching and fishing.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Eloy Higher Education
Central Arizona College, Chandler/ Gilbert Community College and Mesa Community College offer facilities for higher studies.