Wikieup, Arizona

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Wikieup, Arizona
Wikieup Snoopy Rocket
Wikieup Snoopy Rocket
Location of Wikieup in Mohave County, Arizona.
Location of Wikieup in Mohave County, Arizona.
Wikieup, Arizona is located in the United States
Wikieup, Arizona
Wikieup, Arizona
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°42′29″N 113°36′40″W / 34.70806°N 113.61111°W / 34.70806; -113.61111Coordinates: 34°42′29″N 113°36′40″W / 34.70806°N 113.61111°W / 34.70806; -113.61111
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountiesMohave
Area
 • Total4.44 sq mi (11.49 km2)
 • Land4.44 sq mi (11.49 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,997 ft (609 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total133
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
190
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
ZIP code
85360
Area code(s)928
FIPS code04-82880
Vandalized historic marker
Sign at entrance to Wikieup

Wikieup is a small unincorporated community located on U.S. Route 93 in Mohave County, Arizona. It is located approximately 32 miles (51 km) south of Interstate 40 using U.S. Route 93 and approximately 124 miles (200 km) northwest of Phoenix, Arizona. In 2000, the population of Wikieup's ZCTA was 305. [3]

The lowest recorded temperature was 14 °F (−10 °C) in 1990, with a high of 119 °F (48 °C) recorded in 1995. Average lows for January range from 33 to 64 °F (1 to 18 °C), with highs in July ranging from 68 to 105 °F (20 to 41 °C). Rainfall averages 9.88 inches (251 mm) per year.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Attractions[edit]

  • Wikieup Trading Post (Inn, Shop, Restaurant)
  • Eat at Joe's Barbecue (Restaurant), now[when?] abandoned
  • Cool Water Cafe (Restaurant, RV Park)

Vandalized historic marker[edit]

There is a vandalized historic marker in Wikieup, Az whose Inscription once read[5]:

"First exploration probably by early Spanish explorers, Espejo in 1852 and Farfan in 1589. Explored later by Lt. Amiel W. Whipple in 1854. Important agriculture, mining, milling, and smelting area in our early days. The McCrackin Mine discovered by Jackson McCrackin and H. A. "Chloride Jack" Owen in 1874, lies 18 miles south. The Signal Mine was 12 miles south. Stamp mills were at Greenwood, 8 miles southwest and at Virginia City, 9 miles southwest. Cofer Hot Springs 3 miles east."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&_zip=85360
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ Big Sandy Valley

External links[edit]

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