National Register Listings in
Coconino County, Arizona

Abandoned Route 66, Ash Fork Hill Abandoned Route 66, Parks (1921) Abandoned Route 66, Parks (1931) Albright, Horace M., Training Center Arizona Lumber and Timber Company Office Ash Fork Steel Dam Ashurst House Bank Hotel Barney Flat Historic Railroad Logging Landscape Big Springs Lookout Tower Big Springs Ranger Station Brannen-Devine House Brow Monument Buck Mountain Lookout Tower C & M Garage Cameron Suspension Bridge Camp Clover Ranger Station Campbell, H. E., House Canyon Diablo Bridge Canyon Padre Bridge Chapel of the Holy Cross Clark, J. M., House Cliffs Ranger Station Coconino County Hospital Complex Cooper Ridge Lookout Tree Corral Lake Lookout Tree Coyote Range Dead Indian Canyon Bridge DelSue Motor Inn Desert View Watchtower Historic District Dry Park Lookout Cabin and Storage Sheds El Tovar Hotel El Tovar Stables Eldredge, Dean, Museum Fern Mountain Ranch First Baptist Church First Methodist Episcopal Church and Parsonage Flagstaff Armory Flagstaff Southside Historic District Flagstaff Townsite Historic Residential District (Additional Documentation) Fort Tuthill Historic District Fracas Lookout Tree Francis, D. M., House Grand Canyon Airport Historic District Grand Canyon Inn and Campground Grand Canyon Lodge Grand Canyon North Rim Headquarters Grand Canyon Park Operations Building Grand Canyon Power House Grand Canyon Railroad Station Grand Canyon Railway Grand Canyon Village Historic District Grand Canyon Village Historic District (Boundary Increase) Grandview Lookout Tower and Cabin Grandview Lookout Tree Grandview Mine Hart Store Hermits Rest Concession Building Homestead, The House at 310 South Beaver House at 720 Grand Canyon Avenue Hull Cabin Historic District Hull Tank Lookout Tree Ice House, The Jacob Lake Lookout Tower Jacob Lake Ranger Station Jordan Ranch Kane Ranch Headquarters Kendrick Lookout Cabin Koch, I. B., House Krenz-Kerley Trading Post La Cuidad de Mexico Grocery La Iglesia Metodista Mexicana, El Divino Redentor Laws Spring Lee Butte Lookout Tower and Cabin Lee's Ferry and Lonely Dell Ranch Lees Ferry Little Mountain Lookout Tree Lonely Dell Ranch Historic District Lowell Observatory Mary Jane Colter Buildings (Hopi House, The Lookout, Hermit's Rest, and the Desert View Watchtower) Merriam, C. Hart, Base Camp Site Midgley, W. W., Bridge Milligan House Moqui Lookout Cabin Moqui Ranger Station Museum of Northern Arizona Exhibition Building Navajo National Monument Navajo Steel Arch Highway Bridge Negrette House North End Historic Residential District Northern Arizona Normal School Historic District O'Neill, Buckey, Cabin Our Lady of Guadaloupe Church Pendley Homestead Historic District Presbyterian Church Parsonage Prochnow House Promontory Butte Lookout Complex Pumphouse Wash Bridge Railroad Addition Historic District Railroad Addition Historic District (Boundary Decrease) Railroad Addition Historic District (Boundary Increase) Railroad Addition Historic District (Boundary Increase) Ranger's Dormitory Riordan Estate Rural Route 66, Brannigan Park Rural Route 66, Parks Rural Route 66, Pine Springs Sedona Ranger Station South Beaver School Summit Mountain Lookout Tree Sunset Crater-Cinder Lake Apollo Mission Testing and Training Historic District Superintendent's Residence Tater Point Lookout Tree Taylor Cabin Line Camp Telephone Hill Lookout Tree Tipover Lookout Tree Trans-Canyon Telephone Line, Grand Canyon National Park Tuba Trading Post Tusayan Lookout Tree Tusayan Ruins Two Spot Logging Train Urban Route 66, Williams USFS Fort Valley Experimental Forest Station Historic District Volunteer Lookout Cabin Walnut Canyon Bridge Walnut Canyon Dam Walnut Canyon National Monument Water Reclamation Plant Weatherford Hotel Williams Historic Business District Williams Residential Historic District Wilson, Charles, Jr., House Woody Mountain Lookout Tower Wupatki National Monument
Arizona was a hotbed of Old West outlaws: In the late 1800s, Arizona was a hotbed of Old West outlaws, including the likes of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clanton Gang. The infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, which involved Wyatt Earp and his brothers, took place in Tombstone, Arizona in 1881.
Coconino County, located in northern Arizona, has a rich history that spans centuries. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes such as the Navajo, Hopi, and Havasupai, who relied on the natural resources and landscape for their livelihoods. The first Europeans to explore the county were Spanish explorers in the 16th century, followed by fur trappers and traders in the 1800s.

In 1851, Fort Whipple was established in what is now Coconino County, becoming an important outpost during the Indian Wars. The arrival of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad in the 1880s led to the growth of settlements in the area, including Flagstaff, which became the county seat in 1891. The railroad brought opportunities for trade and tourism and played a crucial role in the county's development.

Coconino County is home to several significant landmarks. The Grand Canyon, located in the county's northern part, has been a natural wonder and a major tourist attraction since its discovery by European explorers. In the early 20th century, the construction of Route 66, a famed highway that stretched from Chicago to California, passed through Coconino County, bringing with it even more travelers and commerce.

Today, Coconino County continues to thrive as a diverse and vibrant region. It is recognized for its stunning natural beauty, including the Grand Canyon, as well as its ecological diversity, encompassing forests, plateaus, and deserts. The county also holds a strong cultural presence with a mix of Native American, Western, and Hispanic influences. Whether it's exploring the breathtaking landscapes or experiencing its rich heritage, Coconino County offers visitors a glimpse into the history and beauty of Arizona.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Coconino County, Arizona.

  • 1871: Coconino County established and named after the Coconino Native American tribe.
  • 1878: Flagstaff becomes the county seat.
  • 1882: Grand Canyon National Park established.
  • 1895: First permanent settlement in Sedona.
  • 1901: Arizona State Normal School (now Northern Arizona University) founded in Flagstaff.
  • 1918: Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff discovers Pluto.
  • 1920: First all-weather road connects Flagstaff to Grand Canyon.
  • 1930s: Construction of Hoover Dam brings jobs to the region.
  • 1956: Glen Canyon Dam completed in Page, creating Lake Powell.
  • 2000: Coconino Community College opens in Flagstaff.