Welcome to Pima - Pioneers of the Valley


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The Town of Pima is a small rural community nestled in the Gila Valley (named after the Gila River), near the foothills of majestic Mount Graham. Pima is at an elevation of 2,835 feet. Known as the "Pioneers of the Valley" – The Town of Pima was founded in 1879 and was first called Smithville. It was later known as the Village of Pima, and then became the Town of Pima when it was incorporated on May 1st, 1916. The Town of Pima is approximately 152 miles southeast of Phoenix; 128 miles northeast of Tucson; and 8 miles northwest of Thatcher in Graham County. Current population is approximately 2,500. The Town of Pima prides itself as a community with a rich history of friendly neighbors, high-quality schools, and a town government that cares deeply about its residents and visitors. Pima is a business-friendly community with exceptional amenities and accessible proximity to markets throughout the Southwest and Mexico.