Love, Arizona

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Love, Arizona
Love is located in Arizona
Love
Love
Location in the state of Arizona
Love is located in the United States
Love
Love
Love (the United States)
Coordinates: 33°51′08″N 113°27′57″W / 33.85222°N 113.46583°W / 33.85222; -113.46583Coordinates: 33°51′08″N 113°27′57″W / 33.85222°N 113.46583°W / 33.85222; -113.46583
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyLa Paz
Elevation
1,972 ft (601 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST (no DST))
GNIS feature ID24499[1]

Love is a populated place in La Paz County, Arizona, United States. It is located on Urea Ranch Road, 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Wenden. An ex-Santa Fe Railway mainline, now owned and operated by the Arizona and California Railroad, runs through Love.

Formerly called Lockhart, the railroad station was renamed Love following World War I to honor Ernest A. Love, who died in France during the war, and whose father was a longtime Santa Fe railroad engineer.[1][2] Ernest A. Love Field in Prescott was also named in his honor.

The "Love Derailment" occurred in 1977, when a freight train traveling through the hamlet went off its tracks, causing a tank car transporting butane to explode.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Love
  2. ^ Barnes, Will Croft (1955). Arizona Place Names. University of Arizona. p. 255.
  3. ^ "Federal Register" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. July 21, 1980.

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