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Black Canyon City
Yavapai County, Arizona


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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.
The population of Black Canyon City is approximately 4,000 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 1,090 (1990).
The amount of land area in Black Canyon City is 51.715 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Black Canyon City to Washington DC is 2074 miles.
The distance to the Arizona state capital is 35 miles. (as the crow flies)
Black Canyon City is positioned 34.06 degrees north of the equator and 112.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Black Canyon City elevation is 2,000 feet above sea level.


in the southern tip of Yavapai County. We're nestled in the foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains just 26 miles north of the Phoenix city limits on Interstate 17.
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desert like. The winters are mild with some rain. The summers are warm with low humidity. Because of the location near the Bradshaws, the evening breezes help cool off the air more than the Phoenix area.
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History & History Related Items

Some of the previous names for Black Canyon City have Black Canyon, Canon and Goddard. It was used mostly as a stage stop enroute to Prescott or military reservations further north. The stage stop began around 1872 on the ranch of Jack Swilling. Swilling was a local man who tried about everything and was successful at it. He first began re-doing abandoned irrigation ditches in what would later become Phoenix in about 1867. He then moved up into the Bradshaws to pursue mining. Here he built a ranch and built a cabin which he kept even after moving to Gilbert. He lived in Gilbert until his death in 1878.
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Agua Fria National Monument
the 71,000-acre Agua Fria National Monument is approximately 40 miles north of central Phoenix. At least 450 prehistoric sites are within the monument's area.
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Black Canyon City City Government

Even though the word, City, is used in its name, Black Canyon City is not an incorporated city. It is an unincorporated area of Yavapai County.

Black Canyon City Volunteer Fire Department
19381 Mud Springs Rd
P.O. Box 967
Black Canyon City, AZ 85324
Phone: 623-374-5512
Fax: 623-374-5513

Black Canyon City Chamber

Black Canyon City Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1919
34561 S. Old Black Canyon Highway
Black Canyon City, AZ 85324
Phone: (623) 374-9797

Black Canyon City Organizations

Black Canyon City Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1919
34561 S. Old Black Canyon Highway
Black Canyon City, AZ 85324
Phone: (623) 374-9797

Black Canyon City Libraries

Black Canyon Community Library
34701 S Old Black Canyon Hwy
P.O. Box 87
Black Canyon City, AZ 85324
Phone: 623-374-5866
Fax: 623-374-0465

Black Canyon City Schools

Canon School District 50
196300 E School Loop Rd
Black Canyon City, AZ 85324
Phone: 623-374-5588

Canon Elementary School
18800 School House Rd
Black Canyon City, AZ 85324
Phone: 623-374-5337 Black Canyon City


The population of Black Canyon City was:
1990 - 1,811
2000 - 4,000 (approximately)

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