Bellemont, Arizona

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Bellemont, Arizona
Unincorporated community
A field in Bellemont, Arizona
A field in Bellemont, Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona is located in Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona is located in the US
Bellemont, Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona
Coordinates: 35°14′17″N 111°50′01″W / 35.23806°N 111.83361°W / 35.23806; -111.83361Coordinates: 35°14′17″N 111°50′01″W / 35.23806°N 111.83361°W / 35.23806; -111.83361
Country United States
State Arizona
County Coconino
Elevation 7,132 ft (2,174 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 86015
Area code(s) 928
GNIS feature ID 26201[1]

Bellemont is an unincorporated community in Coconino County, Arizona, United States. Bellemont is located along Interstate 40 about 11 miles (18 km) west-northwest of Flagstaff. Bellemont, at an elevation of 7,132 feet (2,174 m) above sea level, is claimed to be the highest settlement along the historic Route 66. Bellemont was a known water stop on historic Route 66, due to local springs. As of June 2012, Bellemont had an estimated population of 893.[2]

History[edit]

In October 2010, Bellemont was struck by a tornado.[3] The tornado damaged 15 homes in the community, to the point "that they were uninhabitable", resulting in evacuation of about 30 people.[3] A train and 30 recreational vehicles were damaged, but "No serious injuries or deaths were reported."[3]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). Also, 240 days per year with a temperature below 32 °F (0 °C), more freezing days than Fairbanks, Alaska. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bellemont has a Continental climate, abbreviated "Dsb" on climate maps.[4]

Bellemont is the location for the Flagstaff field office for the National Weather Service.[5]

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Bibliography[edit]

  • They Came To The Mountain, by Platt Cline, Northern Arizona University with Northland Press, 1976.
  • The Santa Fe Route Railroads of Arizona Vol. 4 by David F. Myrick, Signature Press 1998.

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