Punkin Center, Arizona

Punkin Center is an unincorporated community in Gila County, Arizona, United States.[1] The community is located within the Tonto Basin at the confluence of Reno and Tonto creeks.[2] Payson is 29 miles to the north along Arizona Route 188 and Arizona Route 87. Roosevelt Lake is eight miles to the south on Route 188.[3]

On September 11, 2019, fugitives Blane and Susan Barksdale, who had escaped from a prisoner transport van the month prior, were captured by U.S. Marshals at a home in Punkin Center.[4]

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Punkin Center, Arizona
  2. ^ Tonto Basin, AZ, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 2018
  3. ^ Arizona Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 4th ed., 2002, p. 50 ISBN 0899333257
  4. ^ Staff, KOLD News 13 Staff, Arizona's Family News. "U.S. Marshals capture escaped Tucson murder suspects". AZFamily. Retrieved 2019-11-16.

External links

  • TopoQuest Topographic Map

Coordinates: 33°52′20″N 111°18′47″W / 33.87222°N 111.31306°W / 33.87222; -111.31306

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