Sunset, Arizona

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Sunset, Arizona
Ghost town
Sunset, Arizona is located in Arizona
Sunset, Arizona
Sunset, Arizona
Location in the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 35°02′40″N 110°39′12″W / 35.04444°N 110.65333°W / 35.04444; -110.65333Coordinates: 35°02′40″N 110°39′12″W / 35.04444°N 110.65333°W / 35.04444; -110.65333
Country  United States
State  Arizona
County Navajo
Founded 1876
Abandoned 1887
Founded by Lot Smith and Company
Elevation[1] 4,895 ft (1,492 m)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)

Sunset, Arizona was a town in Navajo County, Arizona located about four miles north-west of Winslow, Arizona. It was settled in 1876 by a group of Latter-day Saints under the direction of Lot Smith. It ceased being a town by 1884 and the last settlers moved out in 1888.[2]

Sunset was one of four Little Colorado River colonies.[3] The other colonies were Joseph City, Brigham City, and Obed. Joseph City is the only remaining colony.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sunset City (historical)
  2. ^ Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1941) p. 849.
  3. ^ Tanner, George S and J Morris Richards, Colonization on the Little Colorado: The Joseph City Region (Flagstaff, Arizona: 1977) xiii.
  4. ^ Tanner, George S and J Morris Richards, Colonization on the Little Colorado: The Joseph City Region (Flagstaff, Arizona: 1977) 21, 32, 34.

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