Geronimo, Arizona

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Geronimo, Arizona
Populated place
Geronimo is located in Arizona
Geronimo
Geronimo
Location within the state of Arizona
Geronimo is located in the United States
Geronimo
Geronimo
Geronimo (the United States)
Coordinates: 33°04′37″N 110°02′06″W / 33.07694°N 110.03500°W / 33.07694; -110.03500Coordinates: 33°04′37″N 110°02′06″W / 33.07694°N 110.03500°W / 33.07694; -110.03500
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyGraham
Elevation2,723 ft (830 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s)928
FIPS code04-26770
GNIS feature ID24428

Geronimo is a populated place located on Highway 70 between Bylas and Fort Thomas west of Safford in Graham County, Arizona. Geronimo lies at an elevation of 2,723 feet (830 m).[1]

History[edit]

Geronimo was named after the famous Apache chief Goyaalé, better known as Geronimo. Camp Thomas, the U. S. Cavalry began its management of the Apache Indian Reservation along the Gila River, was originally located here in 1876. The camp was later moved east to what is now Fort Thomas. Geronimo was once a stop on the Arizona Eastern Railway and had an operating US Post Office from April 30, 1896 until May 31, 1956.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Feature Detail Report for: Geronimo". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Geronimo - Arizona Historical Markers on Waymarking.com