Mexican Water, Arizona

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Mexican Water, Arizona
Unincorporated community
Mexican Water, Arizona is located in Arizona
Mexican Water, Arizona
Mexican Water, Arizona
Mexican Water, Arizona is located in the US
Mexican Water, Arizona
Mexican Water, Arizona
Coordinates: 36°58′01″N 109°38′16″W / 36.96694°N 109.63778°W / 36.96694; -109.63778Coordinates: 36°58′01″N 109°38′16″W / 36.96694°N 109.63778°W / 36.96694; -109.63778
Country United States
State Arizona
County Apache
Elevation 4,842 ft (1,476 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 928
GNIS feature ID 24516[1]

Mexican Water is an unincorporated community in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Mexican Water is located on the Navajo Nation 14 miles (23 km) west of Red Mesa.

History[edit]

A trading post was established at this site in 1907 under the name Nokaita. It is believed that the current name came from wells that have since disappeared. In July 1, 1939 a bridge was completed 3 miles west of the site because erosion had made the river crossing unusable.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mexican Water, Arizona
  2. ^ Byrd H. Granger (1960). Arizona Place Names. University of Arizona Press. p. 15. Retrieved 5 December 2011.