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Cave Creek

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Cave Creek is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is 27mi northeast of Phoenix. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town was 5,015.HistoryHistoric properties and artifactsThere are various historic properties and artifacts in the town of Cave Creek. Located on the grounds of the Cave Creek Museum are the Tubercular Cabin, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the First Church of Cave Creek and Golden Reef Stamp Mill. Two of the historic properties have been converted into restaurants. They are the Cave Creek Service Station, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the Cave Creek Inn. Frontier Town which has some of Cave Creeks original structures is also pictured.GeographyCave Creek is a town in the Sonoran Desert.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.2sqmi, all land. It is adjacent to the town of Carefree, and shares local landmark Black Mountain with Carefree.There are two notable streams known as Cave Creek in Arizona. One flows through the Town of Cave Creek and into Phoenix. This may be the origin of the Town's name. The other Cave Creek (Cave Creek Canyon) is in the Chiricahua Mountains, 200 miles to the southeast.In 2000, the state of Arizona, Maricopa County, and the town of Cave Creek bought Spur Cross Ranch, owned by Tyler Covell, a 2154acre tract of Sonoran desert just north of Phoenix, for $21 million. It had unusual cacti, stone formations, and hundreds of pre-history Hohokam Indian tribal artifacts, and is now a Maricopa County park.
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