Chambers, Arizona

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Chambers, Arizona
Unincorporated community
Chambers, Arizona is located in Arizona
Chambers, Arizona
Chambers, Arizona
Coordinates: 35°11′19″N 109°25′59″W / 35.18861°N 109.43306°W / 35.18861; -109.43306Coordinates: 35°11′19″N 109°25′59″W / 35.18861°N 109.43306°W / 35.18861; -109.43306
Country United States
State Arizona
County Apache
Elevation 5,755 ft (1,754 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 86502
Area code(s) 928
GNIS feature ID 24356[1]

Chambers is an unincorporated community in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Chambers is located at the junction of Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 191, 45 miles (72 km) northeast of Holbrook. Chambers has a post office with ZIP code 86502.[2]

Chambers, Arizona was named after Edward Chambers, Vice President of the Aitchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad system. Chambers was responsible for opening the town's first post office in 1907. A native of Illinois, Chambers was instrumental of the development of the Railroad across the western United States- and is recognized as one of the men "Who Made San Francisco". Following many years with the Santa Fe Railroad System, Chambers became Director of the Division of of Traffic under President Herbert Hoover.
While not named after him, Charles Chambers was responsible for setting up a small trading post in Chambers, Arizona.  The name was changed to Halloysite for a period in honor of clay that was mined nearby, but changed back to Chambers on June 1, 1930.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chambers, Arizona
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ Byrd H. Granger (1960). Arizona Place Names. University of Arizona Press. p. 7. Retrieved 20 November 2011.