Skull Valley, Arizona

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Skull Valley, Arizona
Historic railroad depot and section house in 2012.
Historic railroad depot and section house in 2012.
Skull Valley, Arizona is located in Arizona
Skull Valley, Arizona
Skull Valley, Arizona
Location within the state of Arizona
Skull Valley, Arizona is located in the US
Skull Valley, Arizona
Skull Valley, Arizona
Skull Valley, Arizona (the US)
Coordinates: 34°30′19″N 112°41′08″W / 34.50528°N 112.68556°W / 34.50528; -112.68556Coordinates: 34°30′19″N 112°41′08″W / 34.50528°N 112.68556°W / 34.50528; -112.68556
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyYavapai
Population
 • Total743[1]
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
ZIP codes
86338
Area code(s)928

Skull Valley (Yavapai: Pa:qwawa Kyo) is a small, populated place, and rural, ranch community in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. It is located twelve miles west of Prescott. There is a general store, a gas station, an elementary school, a fire station, a church, and a post office.[2] As of the 2003 census, the population in the Skull Valley Elementary School District was 525 people.[3]

Skull Valley was home to George Phippen (1915–1966), a well known western artist,[4] co-founder and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America.

Skull Valley was so named when settlers found human remains resulting from a previous battle between Native Americans.[5]

The area's history is preserved by the Skull Valley Historical Society, which operates a free museum. Robert L. Pearson, a native of the area and retired wildlife manager, has created an online photo gallery of the area's insects.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.zip-codes.com/city/AZ-SKULL-VALLEY.asp
  2. ^ Skull Valley Post Office Archived 2010-08-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ dead link Archived 2007-11-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "The Phippen Museum". Phippenartmuseum.org. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
  5. ^ "Dubious, curious Arizona place names". azcentral. Retrieved 12 September 2014.

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