Sunflower, Arizona

Sunflower, Arizona
Location of Sunflower in Maricopa County, Arizona
Location of Sunflower in Maricopa County, Arizona
Coordinates: 33°51′51″N 111°28′03″W / 33.86417°N 111.46750°W / 33.86417; -111.46750Coordinates: 33°51′51″N 111°28′03″W / 33.86417°N 111.46750°W / 33.86417; -111.46750
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyMaricopa
Elevation
3,405 ft (1,038 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
Area code480
GNIS feature ID34951[1]

Sunflower is an unincorporated community in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. Sunflower is located near Arizona State Route 87, 22.8 miles (36.7 km) northeast of Fountain Hills.

History

The location was a camp site until the 1930s, when Captain Harold Booth led a group of cohorts to the area.[2]

The town saw flooding during when the remnants of Tropical Storm Norma hit the area in 1970.[3]

The community was located near now-abandoned mercury mines, and old maps still refer to the mine as Sunflower Mine.[4]

The community was evacuated in 2005 due to the threat of a nearby fire.[5]

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sunflower, Arizona
  2. ^ "No Sunflower, Arizona, until camp arrives". Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. October 8, 1933.
  3. ^ "Bob Lindmeier's Weather Facts". The Capital Times. September 4, 2000.
  4. ^ "Abandoned mercury mine an adventure". Arizona Republic. February 27, 1997.
  5. ^ "Wildfire threatens tiny town in southwestern Utah". Appleton Post-Crescent. July 23, 2005.
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