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About Morenci

Morenci Candles Inc. is a family owned and operated business located three miles south of Gordon, TX by my husband Monty Young and myself, Salena. We have been manufacturing and producing scented container candles since April of 1998.

My husband lived in Morenci, Arizona when he was a child and has very special memories of that time. He said "If we ever have a daughter, I would like to name her Morenci" and that is where her name came from. Featured below is some interesting information about our daughter and candles namesake, "Morenci".


Morenci, Arizona

Clifton and Morenci, Arizona were established during the late 1800's as mining towns. They are in eastern Arizona, near the New Mexico border.

Clifton, incorporated in 1909, is the seat of Greenlee County and the birthplace of Geronimo, a famous Apache warrior chief. Morenci boasts the largest open pit copper mine in the U.S. Elevations range from 3,464 feet in Clifton to 4,838 feet in Morenci, which is still unincorporated. Mining and mineral processing dominate the economic picture in the Clifton/Morenci area, employing upwards of two-thirds of the workforce.

The spectacular Coronado Trail cuts a path northward through the mountains and valleys of the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest, rising to a height of more than 9,000 feet at the Mogollon Rim. Wild and picturesque, the San Francisco River meanders through Clifton while the Gila River runs a course south of Clifton, through the fertile, grass-covered meadows of the Gila and Duncan valleys.

These water resources together with Eagle Creek, the Blue and Black Rivers form local recreation sites. Hunting in the area is for bear, mountain lion, deer, turkey, elk, javalina and antelope. The rivers in the south form fine warm-water fisheries. Northern streams abound with trout. The hills around Clifton, filled with a multitude of agates and other stones, are popular with rock hunters.

The communities are on old U.S. 66, recently renamed U.S. 191, and state Highway 75. Safford is about 45 miles to the southwest and the New Mexico state line is 30 to 35 miles east. The communities are approximately 169 miles northeast of Tucson. I hope you have enjoyed reading a few facts about Morenci, Arizona.


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4763 Blue Flat Rd.
Gordon, TX 76453
Ph: (254) 693-5817
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