Introduction to Chino Valley, Arizona
Chino Valley, Arizona, in Yavapai county, is 54 miles SW of Flagstaff, Arizona and 93 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona. Part of the surrounding Flagstaff metro area, Chino Valley is home to some 7,835 residents.
Chino Valley History
The Town of Chino Valley is the site of Arizona's first Territorial Capital. In 1864, the capital moved to Prescott, which is fifteen miles away. The area was named 'Chino Valley' by U.S. Army Cavalry Lt. Amiel W. Whipple, who traveled through the area in 1854. A narrow branch of the Pacific and United Verde Railroad was completed in the year 1895, connecting the Prescott and Arizona Central Railroad. Chino Valley was officially incorporated as a town in 1970.
Chino Valley and nearby Attractions
- Sharlot Hall Museum
- Oak Creek Canyon Natural Area
- Smoki Museum
- Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness
- Clemenceau Heritage Museum
- Cataract Lake County Park
Things To Do In Chino Valley
Local parks in the area include Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness Park and the Dead Horse Ranch State Park. The Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum, the Sedona Arts Center, the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Sharlot Hall Museum are all accessible from Chino Valley. Heritage Park Zoo is a popular local distraction as well.
Chino Valley Transportation
Ernest A. Love Field Airport is nearby.
City Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Yavapai College, Phoenix College and Scottsdale Community College.