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Welcome to Drake ...

Drake is located in Yavapai County<1>.

The community of Drake was previously named Cedar Glade. Going back to its beginning, Drake was originally named Cedar Glade. For more information about the names of Drake, see The Names of Drake on our Genealogy Page.

Drake is 4,650 feet [1,417 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Drake is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Drake: (928)

Communities Also Named Drake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Arizona communities named Drake: This one is located in Yavapai County and the other is located in Mohave County.

Beyond Arizona, there are 21 communities that are also named Drake - they are located in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina (2) and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Drake ...

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

  • Chino Valley [Yavapai County]
  • Paulden [Yavapai County]
  • Ash Fork [Yavapai County]
  • Corva [Coconino County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corva
    • Corva [Coconino County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the north of Drake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corva have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jerome [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Yavapai County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Drake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 455 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jerome<4>
    • Williams [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams
      • Williams [Coconino County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Drake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,248 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williams<4>
    • Williamson [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamson
      • Williamson [Yavapai County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Drake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson
    • Clarkdale [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkdale
      • Clarkdale [Yavapai County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the southeast of Drake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkdale<4>
    • Prescott Valley [Yavapai County]
    • Clemenceau [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clemenceau
      • Clemenceau [Yavapai County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Drake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clemenceau have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Drake ...

Looking for more information about Drake? 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 Drake, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Drake.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

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 Drake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Drake) 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 Drake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Drake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9828, Longitude: -112.3737    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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