Kofa, Arizona

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Kofa, Arizona
Populated place
Kofa is located in Arizona
Kofa
Kofa
Kofa is located in the US
Kofa
Kofa
Location within the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 32°52′55″N 113°38′48″W / 32.88194°N 113.64667°W / 32.88194; -113.64667Coordinates: 32°52′55″N 113°38′48″W / 32.88194°N 113.64667°W / 32.88194; -113.64667
Country United States
State Arizona
County Yuma
Elevation[1] 390 ft (119 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-38390
GNIS feature ID 24482

Kofa, also historically known as Kofa Station, is a populated place situated in Yuma County, Arizona.[2] The town, like the nearby hills of the same name, was derived from the acronym for "King of Arizona", which had been coined by Colonel Eugene Ives. Ives had purchased a nearby mine from Charles Eichelberg for $250,000, which he named the King of Arizona Mine. A post office was established in the town in 1900, with Lewis W. Alexander as its postmaster.[3] It has an estimated elevation of 390 feet (120 m) above sea level.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Feature Detail Report for: Kofa". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Kofa (in Yuma County, AZ) Populated Place Profile". AZ Hometown Locator. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ Barnes, Will Croft (2016). Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. p. 236. ISBN 0816534950.