Introduction to Somerton, Arizona
The city of Somerton was established in 1898 and was named after Captain A.D Yocum's hometown. It was officially incorporated in 1918. Although the city's economy depends on agriculture, light industries are becoming important.
Somerton and nearby Attractions
- Quechan Tribal Museum
- Yuma Crossing State Historic Park
- Sanguinettie House Museum & Garden
- Imperial National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Somerton
The Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park operated for around 33 years in nearby Yuma. The first seven inmates were locked into cells they had built themselves. Visitors can see the cells, guard towers and the museum. The Imperial National Wildlife Refuge is also a popular local destination.
Palm Springs International is the nearest major airport.
Somerton Higher Education
Arizona Western College and Imperial Valley College are accessible from Somerton.