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Welcome to Dewey ...

Dewey is located in Yavapai County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Dewey, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1898.

Dewey is 4,570 feet [1,393 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Dewey is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Dewey: (928)

The ZIP code for Dewey: 86327<3>

Communities Also Named Dewey ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 34 communities that are also named Dewey - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan (4), Missouri (3), Montana (2), Nevada, New York, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (2), Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Dewey ...

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

  • Prescott Valley
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Prescott
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Chino Valley
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Cottonwood
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Clarkdale
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Jerome
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Poland Junction
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland Junction
    • Poland Junction is located in Yavapai County
  • Howells ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Howells. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howells
    • Howells is located in Yavapai County
  • Stoddard ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stoddard. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoddard
    • Stoddard is located in Yavapai County
  • Mayer
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dewey ...

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

Adding Dewey to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dewey 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 Dewey was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Dewey post office opened in 1898.

We also found Dewey on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Arizona (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dewey.

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

The official website for Yavapai County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

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 Dewey - 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 Dewey). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dewey 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>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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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