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Welcome to Ash Fork ...

Ash Fork is located in Yavapai County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Ash Fork, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

A typical abbreviation for Ash Fork: Ash Frk.

Ash Fork is 5,130 feet [1,564 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Ash Fork is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Ash Fork is within the boundaries of the (928) area code.

The ZIP code for Ash Fork: 86320<3>

Communities near Ash Fork ...

We have created a list of 8 communities that are near Ash Fork.

  • Williams
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Corva ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corva have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corva
    • Corva is located in Coconino County
  • Drake
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drake
    • Drake is located in Yavapai County
  • Puntenney ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Puntenney. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puntenney
    • Puntenney is located in Yavapai County
  • Williams Junction
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Junction
    • Williams Junction is located in Coconino County
  • Paulden
    (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
  • Seligman
    (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
  • Parks
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)

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 Ash Fork. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ash Fork.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ash Fork. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ash Fork.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ash Fork ...

Looking for more information about Ash Fork? 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 Ash Fork, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ash Fork.

Adding Ash Fork to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ash Fork was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Ash Fork post office opened in 1883.

We also found Ash Fork in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ash Fork.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ash Fork. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Yavapai, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ash Fork - 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 Ash Fork). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ash Fork or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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