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Chino Valley
Yavapai County, Arizona


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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts


15 miles north of Prescott. Flagstaff is about 64 miles and Phoenix is about 89 miles. Other nearby communities include Williamson, Paulden, Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Jerome, Wilhoit and Clarkdale.

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seasonal. Though all four seasons are represented, none of them are in the extreme range making this a wonderful climate.
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mild with over 300 days of sunshine each year.
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History & History Related Items

Chino Valley was set up to be the new territorial capital in January 1864, but the soldiers sent to do their duty made a big mistake thinking Del Rio Springs was near a mountain which looked like a thumb. Actually, that place was really what is now Prescott. Later in that same year, in May, the capital was moved to Prescott. The newly made Fort Whipple remained as Camp Clark until 1883. The mistaken mountain is now known as "Little Thumb Butte." U.S. Army Cavalry Lt. Amiel W. Whipple gave the community its name. "Chino" is the Mexican name for the abundant curly grama grass growing in the area.

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The incorporation of Chino Valley



The area has numerous outdoor recreation sites with camping, hiking, fishing and much more. Many lakes are nearby and the beautiful Grand Canyon isjust a two hour drive.
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Economy & Industry

based on a mix of retail, commercial and government activities.
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Chino Valley City Government

Town of Chino Valley
1020 West Palomino Road
P.O. Box 406
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
Phone: 928-636-2646
Fax: 928-636-2144

Chino Valley has a mayor and six council members in the government

Chino Valley Fire District
1133 West Road 3 North
PO Box 264
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
Phone: 928-636-2442

Chino Valley Chamber

Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 419
864 N. Highway 89
Chino Valley, AZ
Phone: (928) 636-2493
Fax: 928-636-4112

Chino Valley Organizations

Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 419
864 N. Highway 89
Chino Valley, AZ
Phone: (928) 636-2493
Fax: 928-636-4112

Chino Valley Libraries

Chino Valley Public Library
P.O. Box 1188
1020 W. Palomino Rd.
Chino Valley, Arizona 86323
Phone: 520-636-2687
Fax: (520) 636-9129
Hours: Mon & Wed9:00 AM - 6 PM / Tue & Thur 9:00 AM - 7 PM / Fri 9:00 AM - 5 PM / Sat 10:00 AM - 5 PM
librarian: Scott A. Bruner, M.L.S., Director (7-2004)

Chino Valley Schools

Chino Valley Unified School District #51
650 E. Center
P.O. Box 225
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 Chino Valley


The population of Chino Valley was:
1980 - 2,858
1990 - 4,837
1998 - 7,215
2000 - 7,835
2003 - 9,015
2004 - 9,530
2005 - 9.710

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