US Facts      Footsteps of History      It Happened Here     
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Coconino County and Yavapai County, Arizona


Page Contents for Sedona, Arizona

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts


120 miles north of Phoenix
Return to Index


high desert with four mild seasons.
Return to Index


delightful! It is warmer than Flagstaff and cooler than Phoenix.
Return to Index

History & History Related Items

White settlers came into the area after the Civil war. They raised fruit which was sold to the ranchers and loggers in the Flagstaff area and also to the miners in Jerome. By 1902, the area had grown much and needed a post office. T. C. Schnebly added one to his home. The government told him that Schnebly Station was too long for a postmark, so he decided on a new name - Sedona - after his wife, Sedona. The community remained small and friendly for many years. During the 1940's, Sedona was "discovered." Because of the natural scenery of the area, Hollywood began to make movies on location, particularly the popular westerns being filmed at the time. More than 60 films plus many other shows and commercials have been done in the Sedona area.

It was not only Hollywood which enjoyed the beautiful rocks and surroundings, but artists as well. Sedona has become a retreat for all types of artists - sculptors, painters, poets, writers, etc. In the 1950's, many artists were drawn by the beauty of the area, included surrealist, Max Ernst. Local artists organized the Cowboy Artists of America in Sedona in 1965. For more information, please see the Chamber of Commerce page
Return to Index

The settling of Sedona


The founding of Sedona


The incorporation of Sedona



Photos of the area.

Sedona online Directory

Sedona Heritage Museum
in Jordan Historical Park
735 Jordan Road
Sedona, Arizona
Phone or Fax: 928-282-7038
Email: info@sedonamuseum.orgOpen Daily 11a.m. to 3p.m., except major holidays
Please call or email to make a special appointment for your tour or group!

The James Ratliff Gallery of Sedona Arizona
With over 37 years in the art gallery business, we truly represent some of the finest and most established artists in the United States. We have an outstanding reputation for quality and service to our clientele.
Return to Index

Economy & Industry

Tourism remains a major portion of the economy. Millions of visitors come to Sedona to soak in the scenery.
Return to Index

Sedona City Government

City of Sedona
102 Roadrunner Drive
Sedona, Arizona 86336
Phone: 928-204-7127

Sedona Historical Events

2005, January 5
Recent Sedona weather has attracted national media attention. This must be a slow news time of year. Recent media stories have portrayed Sedona as devastated as those areas hit by the tragic Tsunami that hit the far east. The truth is: Sedona's location is described as "high desert". About once every 10 years or so we get an unusually large rain storm which increases the level of Oak Creek and causes some flooding in the flood prone areas adjacent to Oak Creek. Last week we received a storm with about 4 inches of rainfall. An equal amount of rain fell in Flagstaff causing the level of normally calm Oak Creek to swell. For a few hours during the height of the runoff the bridge crossing Oak Creek at Tlaquapaque was closed. Sedona was never isolated (as was reported my the media). Sedona's businesses, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses sustained no damage from the rain storm. All of Sedona's many attractions are in prefect shape and continue to be available to you whenever you choose to visit us. The unusually heavy rainfall will make for a fantastic Spring - with increased wild flower growth and beautiful lush green trees and vegetation. Sedona evenings have been beautiful with fantastic sunsets. If you haven't recently seen what the galaxies look like from a "dark sky" area Sedona is worth a visit. We generally have crystal clear skies.

Sedona Chamber

Sedona -Oak Creek Canyon Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 478
Sedona, Arizona 86339
Phone: 928 282-7722
Toll-free: 800 288-7336

Sedona Community Events

2005 Community Events
For a complete event listing (for all of 2005) click each of the two links below:
Community Events
Sedona Community Events

Sedona Organizations

Sedona -Oak Creek Canyon Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 478
Sedona, Arizona 86339
Phone: 928 282-7722
Toll-free: 800 288-7336

Sedona Libraries

Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, Arizona 86336
Phone: 928/282-7714
Fax: 928/282-5789

Sedona Schools

Sedona Red Rock High School
995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road
Phone: 928-204-6700

Sedona-Oak Creek School District
Phone: 928-204-6800 Sedona


Total snow, sleet or hail: 8.8 inches per year average

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search