Horse Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona

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Horse Mesa, Arizona
Horse Mesa is located in Arizona
Horse Mesa
Horse Mesa
Location within the state of Arizona
Horse Mesa is located in the US
Horse Mesa
Horse Mesa
Horse Mesa (the US)
Coordinates: 33°34′59″N 111°21′19″W / 33.58306°N 111.35528°W / 33.58306; -111.35528Coordinates: 33°34′59″N 111°21′19″W / 33.58306°N 111.35528°W / 33.58306; -111.35528
CountryUnited States
Elevation2,067 ft (630 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s)480
FIPS code04-33700
GNIS feature ID30147

Horse Mesa is a populated place situated on the south side of the Salt River, approximately 35 miles south of Roosevelt Dam in Maricopa County, Arizona.[2] It is one of two populated places in the state with this name, the other being situated in Apache County. Its name is derived from when sheep-herders used to graze their saddle and pack animals on the mesa when they were driving their flocks through the area.[3] It has an estimated elevation of 2,067 feet (630 m) above sea level.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Feature Detail Report for: Horse Mesa". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Horse Mesa (in Maricopa County, AZ) Populated Place Profile". AZ Hometown Locator. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Barnes, Will Croft (2016). Arizona Place Names. Tucson: Arizona Place Names. p. 211. ISBN 0816534950.