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Parker

La Paz County,

Arizona

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The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.


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Zip Codes

85344

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Parker is approximately 3,140 (2000), 3083 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,120 (1990), 973 (2010).

The amount of land area in Parker is 56.943 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Parker is 22.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.035 sq kilometers.
The distance from Parker to Washington DC is 2197 miles. The distance to the Arizona state capital is 133 miles. (as the crow flies)
Parker is positioned 34.02 degrees north of the equator and 114.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Parker elevation is 1,642 feet above sea level.
Parker median income is $34,625 (2000).

The Parker median home price is $87,700 (2000).

Parker miscellany.

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Location

Parker location: On the Colorado River just south of Parker Dam and just above Interstate 10 on the California border. Other nearby communities include Bluewater in both Arizona and California, Big River, CA and Parker Strip, Poston, Lake Havasu City, Bouse and Desert Hills, all in Arizona.

Here is a map page for Parker.

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The geography for Parker is in the Sonora desert with low desert mountains and the Colorado River area. The Gibralter, Whipple and Riverside Mountains surround the area.

Climate & Weather

The weather in Parker is typical of the desert area. Here is a current weather page for Parker.
The average winter temperature is 54.1 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 70.7 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 93.2 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 74.6 degrees F.

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History & History Related Items

Parker history:

This town began as a small post office opened on 6 January 1871, which developed into a large trade center for the local Indian communities. The area is part of the Colorado River Indian Tribe Reservation. The actual town was surveyed in 1909 by Earl H. Parker..The town was not name for the surveyor, but for General Eli Parker, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs when the reservation was formed in 1865. When the railroad came in 1905, the tracks were laid through the middle of town. The town was actually built to be a stopover for the trains with water, food and as a shipping station. Irrigation remained a problem, but as the years went by, various solutions came about helping Parker to increase its farming and agricultural pursuits. The Headgate Rock Dam, built in 1941, helped to guarantee the availability of water for Parker.

In 1928, Parker Dame was built. The dam created a large lake over 16 miles long that created an atmosphere to bring tourists, fisherman and boating to Parker. This dam and lake changed the area from mainly agricultural to a recreational area. More businesses opened to support the recreation that began to come.

Parker was incorporated as a town in 1948. La Paz County was created in 1982 and Parker was designated the county seat on 1 January 1983.

More historical information is available at this history page for Parker.
The founding of Parker: 1908
The incorporation date of Parker: 1948

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Attractions

Parker attractions:

Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Museum and Library
This museum offers relics, artifacts, information, history and more about all four tribal groups of the area, the Mohave, the CHemehuevi, the Navajo and the Hopi. A large display of Chemehuevi baskets along with Navajo silver jewelry, Hopi Kachina dolls and Mohave pottery are all seen at this diverse and interesting museum.
Phone: 928-669-9211

Parker Dam and Powerplant
This dam about 17 miles northeast of Parker is the deepest in the world. It is 320 feet and was built between 1934 and 1938 by the Bureau of Reclamation. There are scenic viewpoints on both sides of the Colorado River. Lake Havasu was formed due to the dam. The lake is 45 miles long and provides water for many areas of both Arizona and California. For more information, call 760-663-3712

Parker Historical Society Museum
1214 California Avenue
Parker, AZ
Phone: 928-669-8077
Many displays of both the mining days and Indian artifacts. Some photos and information are also available of the WWII Japanese internment camps and of the building of Parker Dam.

Try this photo gallery for Parker and the area..

BlueWater Resort and Casino, a gaming enterprise of the Colorado River Indian Tribes

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