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The Cities and communities of Navajo County, Arizona*




Holbrook (County Seat of Navajo County)

Joseph City


Keams Canyon





Second Mesa



Show Low




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Information & Facts about Navajo County, Arizona

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools

All of Arizona is on the Mountain Standard Time - year round. When other parts of the country go on daylight savings time, Arizona remains on standard time.


Official Navajo County site

Navajo County - County Complex
P.O. Box 668
100 East Carter Drive, South Highway 77
Holbrook, AZ 86025-0668
Phone: (928) 524-4000

Three Indian reservations are included in the county. They are: Navajo, Hopi and Apache.

County Seat: Holbrook

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1990 - 77,674
1993 - 80,675
1994 - 81,750
1995 - 81,750
1996 - 92,086
1998 - 92,500
2000 - 97,470

2008 - 114,780

2000 - 10 persons per square mile

Populations from the Indian Reservations:
Fort Apache Indian Reservation
1990 - 10,394
1994 - 9,623
1997 - 12,000

Hopi Indian Reservation
1990 - 7,360
1994 - 8,588
1997 - 8,600
2000 - 6,946

Kayenta Navajo Nation
1990 - 4,372
1994 - 4,740
1997 - 6,088

Median age:
2000 - 30.2 years

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Navajo County is located in northeastern Arizona. It is a narrow rectangular shaped county reaching from the Utah border down into central Arizona.

Neighboring counties:
North - San Juan County, Utah
South - Graham County, Arizona
Southwest - Gila County, Arizona
East - Apache County, Arizona
West - Coconino County, Arizona

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A current weather forecast page for the county

Due to the diversity and breadth of the county geographic area, the climate varies greatly. The White Mountains have true winter weather and comfortable summers. The lower desert areas are warm with little or no snow in the winter.

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Household Income:
2000 - $28,569
2008 - $41,090

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $11,609

Median House Value:
2000 - $69,200
2008 - $161,500

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Holbrook, the county seat, was founded in 1871.

Navajo County was formed on March 21, 1895, as the final act of the Territorial Assembly before it adjourned at midnight. What is now Navajo County was first included in Yavapai County, but in 1879, the area was added to the newly formed Apache County.

Indian reservation land makes up about 66 percent of the county land area.

Navajo County history page

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Total area: 9,959 square miles
Total land area: 9,953 square miles
Total water area: 6.3 square miles

Two distinct areas make up the county, divided by the Mogollon Rim. The northern portion is dry and desert-like. The southern section is more mountainous with forests of pinon juniper and ponderosa pine. The county has the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in North America.

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Kindred Trails Genealogy page for Navajo County
US GenWeb Project page for Navajo County
Genealogy Trails for Navajo County
Linkpendium page for Navajo County

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Navajo County Library District

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Navajo County Superintendent of Schools
100 East Carter Drive
South Highway 77
P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, AZ 86025
Phone: 928-524-4204

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The types of industries forming the major portion of the area economy are: Coal Mining, Manufacturing, Ranching, Timber, and Tourism.

Navajo County Economic Development

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Organizations & Groups

Show Low, Arizona Chamber of Commerce
81 E. Deuce of Clubs
Show Low, Arizona 85901
Phone: 928-537-2326

Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce
102-C W. White Mountain Blvd.
Lakeside, AZ 85929
Toll-free: 800-573-4031
Phone: 928-367-4290
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 4220
Pinetop, AZ 85935

Snowflake-Taylor Chamber of Commerce
113 N. Main St., Ste A
Snowflake, Arizona 85937
Phone: 928-536-4331

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Attractions & Other Information

Navajo County Fair - held in September each year

Hopi Museum - Second Mesa
Hwy, 264,
PO Box 7
Second Mesa, AZ 86043
Phone: :(928) 734-6650

Navajo County Historical Society Museum
100 E Arizona St
Holbrook, AZ 86025
Phone: (928) 524-6558

Nohwike Bagowa Museum & Culture Center (House of Our Footprints)
Apache Cultural Center and Museum
SR73 and Indian Rte 46
PO Box 507
Ft Apache, AZ 85926
Phone: (928)338-4625

Pinetop-Lakeside Historical Society Museum
1360 N Niels Hansen Lane (in Town Hall)
PO Box 239
Lakeside, AZ 85926
Phone: (928)368-8123

Show Low Historical Society Museum
541 E Deuce of Clubs
PO Box 3468
Show Low, AZ 85901
Phone: (928)532-7115

Stinson Pioneer Museum
100 E 1st St S
Snowflake, Arizona 85937
Phone: (928)536-4881

Taylor/Shumway Heritage Foundation Museum
PO Box 566
Taylor, AZ 85939
Phone: (928)536-7294

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