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The Cities and communities of Apache County, Arizona*



Chambers, Chinle, Concho, Cornfields, Cross Canyon



Fort Defiance

Ganado, Greasewood, Greer

Hawley Lake, Houck, Hunt, Hunters Point


Lukachukai, Lupton

Many Farms, McNary, Mexican Water

Navajo, Nazlini, Nutrioso

Red Mesa, Red Rock, Rock Point, Rough Rock, Round Rock

Salina, Sanders, Sawmill, Shiprock, Springerville, Steamboat Springs, St. Johns , St. Michaels, Sunrise Springs

Teec Nos Pos , Tsaile


Wide Ruin, Window Rock

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Information & Facts about Apache County, Arizona

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools

All of Arizona is on the Mountain Standard Time - year round. When other parts of the country go on daylight savings time, Arizona remains on standard time.


Official Apache County website

Apache County County Courthouse
P.O. Box 428
St. Johns, AZ 85936-0428
Phone: (520) 337-4364
FAX: (520) 337-2003

ACES (Apache County Economic Security)
75 West Cleveland Street
P.O. Box 767
St. Johns, AZ 85936
(520) 337-2644


St. Johns Unified School District
450 S. 13th West
PO Box 3030
St. Johns, AZ 85936

Apache County Superintendent of Schools
P.O. Box 548
St. Johns, AZ 85936
Phone: 520-337-7539
Fax: 520-337-2033

Six of the eleven school districts serve American Indian reservations.

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1980 - 52,108
1990 - 61,591
1998 - 66,350
2000 - 69,423

around 20% of the county population is under the age of 24 years.

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The county is in northeastern Arizona and is one of the largest counties in the state. There are about 7.2 millions acres in the county which is about 300 miles long.
Here is a map page for the county

Neighboring counties include:
North - San Juan County, Utah
Northeast - Montezuma County, Colorado
South - Greenlee County
South - Graham County
East - San Juan County, New Mexico
East - Cibola County, New Mexico
East - Catron County, New Mexico

West - Navajo County

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weather page for the county area

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Other Facts and Figures:

The county has the most land, 68%, set aside as Indian Reservation than any county in the country.

Median Household Income:
2000 - $23,344

Per capita Income:
2000 - $8,986

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The county was created on 24 February 1879 from Yavapai County The county was named for the Apoache Indians, native to the area. In 1881, a portion of the new county was cut off to help form Graham County. When Navajo County was created, another large portion of land was lost. The first county seat at Snowflake was temporary until an election could be held. Both Globe and St. Johns had petitioned to have the county seat located in their community. The election was held in November of 1879 with St. Johns winning the privilege.

Arizona Genealogy and history

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Today, Apache County has 11,218 square miles as it has had since 1895. But, originally, it also included all of what is now Navajo County, and part of what is now Gila County and Graham County. The Apache and Navajo Indian Reservations make up more than 64 percent of the county area.

Total area: 11,218 square miles
Total land area: 11,205 square miles
Total water area: 14 square miles

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Kindred Trails page for Apache County
Linkpendium page for Apache County
The Political Graveyard for Apache County

Arizona State Vital Records
Office of Vital Records
2727 W Glendale Avenue
PO Box 3887
Phoenix, Arizona 85030-3387
Phone: 602-365-1300

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Apache County Library District
Administrative Office:
245 West 1st South
P.O.Box 2760
St. Johns, Arizona 85936-2760
Phone: 928-337-3067

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Apache County Superintendent of Schools

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At one time, cattle and sheep ranching were the main economic activities of Apache County, but times have changed. Now the economy is more widely based with many factions including, tourism, agriculture, construction, hunting, fishing, lumbering, sales and more.

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Organizations & Groups

Apache County Historical Society & Museum
180 W. Cleveland
P.O. Box 146
St. Johns, AZ 85936
Phone: (520) 337-4737
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Guided Tours of museum upon request

St Johns Chamber of Commerce

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Attractions & Other Information

Information on Apache County

Take a photo tour of the county

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
Forest Supervisor Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
South Mountain Avenue
Hwy. 180
P.O.Box 640
Springerville, AZ 85938
Phone: (520) 333-4301

Apache County Historical Museum
180 W. Cleveland
P.O. Box 146
St. Johns, AZ 85936
Phone: (520) 337-4737

Navajo Tribal Museum
PO. Box 9000
Window Rock, AZ 86515.
Phone: (520) 871-6673

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