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Ajo, Arizona

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Welcome to Ajo ...

Ajo is located in Pima County<1>.

Ajo is 1,750 feet [533 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Ajo lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Ajo is within the boundaries of the (520) area code.

The ZIP code for Ajo: 85321<3>

Communities near Ajo ...

We have created a list of 5 communities that are near Ajo.

  • Why [Pima County]
  • Charco [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charco
    • Charco [Pima County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Ajo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charco
  • Lukeville [Pima County]
  • Pisinemo [Pima County]
  • Gila Bend [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gila Bend
    • Gila Bend [Maricopa County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<4> to the north of Ajo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,118 people
    • Former name for Gila Bend:
    • Gila
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gila Bend
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gila Bend<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ajo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ajo.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ajo. See our Newspapers Page for Ajo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ajo ...

Looking for more information about Ajo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ajo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ajo.

Adding Ajo to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ajo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ajo was on a map titled Map of Arizona (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Ajo on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1930.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ajo on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Pima, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ajo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Ajo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ajo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ajo) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ajo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AjoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ajo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3731, Longitude: -112.8650    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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