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Central, Arizona

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Welcome to Central ...

Central is located in Graham County<1>.

Central is 2,880 feet [878 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Central is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from Central (for example, toward Virden (NM)), you will leave Mountain Standard Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT). In addition, you will be moving from an area that does not observe daylight saving time to one that does.

Central lies within the (928) area code.

The ZIP code for Central: 85531<3>

Websites for Central ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Central, the following might be of interest:

Adding Central to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Central elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Central ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Central - they are located in Alabama (3), Alaska, Arkansas (5), California, Florida, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, Tennessee (4), Texas (3), Utah, Virginia (2), Washington and West Virginia (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Central.

Communities near Central ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Central.

  • Safford [Graham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
    • Safford [Graham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Central
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,983 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safford<5>
  • Bryce [Graham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryce
    • Bryce [Graham County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Central
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryce
  • Cactus Flat [Graham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cactus Flat
    • Cactus Flat [Graham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Central
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cactus Flat
  • Eden [Graham County]
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    • Eden [Graham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Central
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lebanon [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Graham County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Central
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Solomon [Graham County]
    • Swift Trail Junction [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swift Trail Junction
      • Swift Trail Junction [Graham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Central
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift Trail Junction
    • Ashurst [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashurst
      • Ashurst [Graham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Central
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashurst
    • San Jose [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Jose
      • San Jose [Graham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Central
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Jose
    • Artesia [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Graham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Central
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Central. 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 Central.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Central ...

Looking for more information about Central? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Central, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Central.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arizona

About Graham County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Graham County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Graham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Central - 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 Central). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Central 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Central) 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 Central. 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 Central

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8676, Longitude: -109.7886    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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