Skull Valley, Arizona

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For Skull Valley of Utah, see Skull Valley (Utah). For the Indian Reservation in Skull Valley of Utah, see Skull Valley Indian Reservation.
Skull Valley, Arizona
Unincorporated community
Skull Valley, Arizona is located in Arizona
Skull Valley, Arizona
Skull Valley, Arizona
Location within the state of Arizona
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
Country United States
State Arizona
County Yavapai
Population (2000)
 • Total 743[1]
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 86338
Area code(s) 928

Skull Valley (Yavapai: Pa:qwawa Kyo) is a small, unincorporated community, 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, a cafe, an elementary school, an autoshop, 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 has a rich history, which the Skull Valley Historical Society works to preserve and make available to the public through their free museum. More information on the society, museum hours, and other data on the human and natural history of the area is available on the Skull Valley website. Robert L. Pearson, a native of the area and retired wildlife manager has created an online photo gallery of the area's insects.


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  2. ^ Skull Valley Post Office
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  4. ^ "The Phippen Museum". Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  5. ^ "Dubious, curious Arizona place names". azcentral. Retrieved 12 September 2014.