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About Flagstaff

Being one of the highest cities in the United States, Flagstaff lies at 7,000 feet above sea level, in the pine forests at the base of the San Francisco Mountains. Elden Mountain rises to 9300 feet just on the north edge of town, and Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona at 12,633 feet, stands a short distance to the northwest.

Historic Route 66 passes through Flagstaff, lined with motels and businesses dating from its days as the “Main Street of America.” It passes along the south side of Flagstaff’s historic district, where gift shops and other quaint 1900s businesses line the streets. Today Interstate 40 is the main route leading to Flagstaff from the east and west, and Interstate 17 connects to Phoenix to the south. U. S. Highway 89 connects to Utah northward, and U. S. Highway 180 leads to the Grand Canyon.

Thomas F. McMillan settled here in 1876, building a cabin at the base of Mars Hill. In the 1880s the railroad was built through Flagstaff, bringing prosperity to the city and aiding its timber, sheep and cattle industries. In 1894, Dr. Percival Lowell established the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, because of it’s exceptional air quality and visibility. It was here that Pluto was discovered in 1930. Flagstaff is home to 65,870 people (2010 census). Its name comes from a flagpole made by a scouting party in 1876 to celebrate the centennial of U.S. independence.

For More Information:
The city of Flagstaff’s official site is at www.flagstaff.az.gov. The visitors bureau also hosts www.flagstaffarizona.org See also Wikipedia’s Flagstaff article.

Street Index

Agassiz Street
Anderson Road
Apache Road
Aspen Avenue
Aztec Street
Beal Road
Beaver Street
Birch Avenue
Blue Willow Road
Bonito Street
Cherry Avenue
Coconino Avenue
Columbus Avenue
Dale Avenue
Danielle Drive
Deanna Drive
Desilva Avenue
Elden Lookout Road
Elden Street
Elm Avenue
Fine Avenue
Forest Avenue
Fort Valley Road
Fremont Boulevard
Grand Canyon Avenue
Havasupai Road
Humphreys Street
Hunt Avenue
Kendrick Street
Leroux Street
Louise Way
Lowell Observatory Turnout
Magdalena Road
Meade Lane
Milton Road
Mogollon Street
Montvale Avenue
Navajo Drive
Paiute Road
Park Street
Peak View Street
Phoenix Avenue
Quintana Road
Route 66
San Francisco Street
Santa Fe Avenue
Schultz Pass Road
Sitgreaves Street
Spring Street
Stavanna Way
Sullivan Avenue
Summit Avenue
Sycamore Street
Thorpe Road
Thorpe Street
Tucson Street
Verde Street
Walnut Street
Whipple Road
Whiting Road
Wison Lane

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