Moccasin, Arizona

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Moccasin, Arizona
Census-designated place
Moccasin, Arizona is located in Arizona
Moccasin, Arizona
Moccasin, Arizona
Coordinates: 36°54′34″N 112°45′32″W / 36.90944°N 112.75889°W / 36.90944; -112.75889Coordinates: 36°54′34″N 112°45′32″W / 36.90944°N 112.75889°W / 36.90944; -112.75889
Country United States
State Arizona
County Mohave
Area[1]
 • Total 0.766 sq mi (1.98 km2)
 • Land 0.766 sq mi (1.98 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,092 ft (1,552 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 89
 • Density 120/sq mi (45/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 928
GNIS feature ID 8145[3]

Moccasin is a census-designated place in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Its population was 89 as of the 2010 census.[2]

Some say the community was named from a single moccasin found near the original town site, while others believe a moccasin-shaped rock formation caused the name to be selected.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Moccasin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 85.