Introduction to Sedona, Arizona
Sedona, Arizona, in Yavapai county, is 27 miles S of Flagstaff, Arizona and 96 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona. The city is included in the Flagstaff metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 10,192 people lived in Sedona.
The first European settlers arrived in the Verde Valley in 1876, and the community of Sedona was founded in 1902. The postal service was set up by T.C. Schnebly a few years later. The community was named after his wife, Sedona Schnebly. Sedona is well known for its dramatic red rock formations. Drawn by the beauty of the land, many artists visited Sedona in the 1950s. The city was officially incorporated in 1988.
Sedona and nearby Attractions
- Sedona Heritage Museum
- Montezuma Castle National Monument
- Red Rock Balloon Adventure
- Corral Tank
- Chavez Crossing Campground
- Red Rock State Park
Things To Do In Sedona
The Clemenceau Heritage Museum, Sedona Arts Center, Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma Castle National Monument are some of the historic sites and museums near Sedona. The city also hosts annual celebrations like Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque, Jazz on the Rocks Concert & Festival, Moonlight Madness Street Festival, Sedona Arts Festival & Artist Invitational and the Shakespeare Sedona Festival. These festivals draw crowds for all the neighboring cities and towns.
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport is close by.
Sedona Higher Education
Yavapai College and Northern Arizona University provide opportunities for higher education.