Palo Verde, Arizona

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Palo Verde, Arizona
Populated place
The Palo Verde Baptist Church was built in 1890 and is located on 29600 West Old Hwy. 80.
The Palo Verde Baptist Church was built in 1890 and is located on 29600 West Old Hwy. 80.
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 33°20′53″N 112°40′39″W / 33.34806°N 112.67750°W / 33.34806; -112.67750Coordinates: 33°20′53″N 112°40′39″W / 33.34806°N 112.67750°W / 33.34806; -112.67750
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Elevation 845 ft (258 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Palo Verde is a small populated place in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is located about 40 miles west of Phoenix, and 6 miles southwest of downtown Buckeye.

Brief history[edit]

The Palo Verde area was settled in 1886, by John G. Roberts and family. Mr. Roberts helped in the construction of the Arizona and Buckeye canals, served a term as cattle inspector, and was deputy sheriff at Buckeye under three Maricopa County sheriffs.[1][2] One of the first structures built, which still stands today, was the Palo Verde Baptist Church, organized in 1890.[3]

Despite sharing a name, the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is located in nearby Wintersburg.

Palo Verde exists as a county island within the planning boundary of Buckeye. This precludes any possibility of incorporation for the community, but annexation into Buckeye is a possibility.

In 1995, a train derailment occurred near the town of Palo Verde.

The Palo Verde Cemetery was established in 1903 and is located on 29600 West Old Hwy. 80.
Grave of John G. Roberts (1874-1954), founder of Palo verde

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wickenburg Sun Obituaries"; July 30, 1954; page 5]
  2. ^ Arizona Obituary Archive
  3. ^ Early History of Buckeye