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Concho
Apache County, Arizona

ZipCodes
85924




Page Contents for Concho, Arizona

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.
The population of Concho is approximately 1,200 (2000), 38 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 20 (2010).
The distance from Concho to Washington DC is 1927 miles.
The distance to the Arizona state capital is 149 miles. (as the crow flies)
Concho is positioned 34.48 degrees north of the equator and 109.61 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Concho elevation is 5,931 feet above sea level.

Location

In eastern Arizona near St Johns. It is at the intersection of AZ 61 and 180A about 50 miles southeast of Holbrook. Here is a map page for the area.
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Geography


mostly gently rolling to flat terrain
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Climate


seasonal with all four season represented. Due to its location in the cedars area of the mountains, there is less snow and rain than in the pines. Enough snow falls in the winter to enjoy, but not too much. The summers are warm but the evenings always cool off nicely. The sky is clear and blue with no pollution visible at any time.
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History & History Related Items

.The area was first settled by Basques from Spain. A post office was officially opened in 1881. By the early 1900's, Mormon settlers also had arrived and meshed well with the local people forming a diverse community here. The area remained small and sparsely settled until the 1970's when a master-planned community named Concho Valley was built

The name for the community was chosen because the first inhabitants found many shells along the creek. Conchas is the word they used to describe the area. It means shells in Spanish. The settlement was also referred to as El Rio Colorado Chiquito (The Little Colorado River). Later the name was shortened to Concho. Some also refer to the town as El Concho even today.
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Attractions

Learn more about Concho at this informative site.

Things do in the area.

Concho Valley Golf Course
18 hole Jack Snyder professional golf course

Concho Lake
A 130 acre spring fed lake. It is stocked with rainbow trout and other fish every year. The lake area also has a picnic area and restrooms. No camping is permitted at the lake, but RV's may park at a nearby trailer park. The lake was first built for irriation.

There is a Post Office, library, and Volunteer Fire Department in Concho. There is also a town park with a ball field and playground that is maintained by the local Lions Club. The larger area around the community has great fishing and hunting available on both public and federal and reservation land. Growth has begun to pick up as Concho is discovered by those wanting a new home in a friendly small town atmosphere with outdoor amenities too numerous to mention.
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Concho City Government

Concho is an unincorporated community in Apache County

Concho Chamber

St. Johns Regional Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 178
180 W. Cleveland
St. Johns, AZ 85936
Phone: (928) 337-2000

Concho Organizations

St. Johns Regional Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 178
180 W. Cleveland
St. Johns, AZ 85936
Phone: (928) 337-2000

Concho Libraries

Concho Public Library
P.O. Box 339
Concho, Arizona 85924
Phone: 928-337-2167

Concho Schools

Concho Elementary School
Hwy 61 And Cinder Rd
Concho, AZ 85924
Phone: (928) 337-4665
Grades K-8

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