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Fort Apache, Arizona
(Navajo County)

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Welcome to Fort Apache ...

Fort Apache is located in Navajo County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Apache: Ft. Apache

Fort Apache is 5,050 feet [1,539 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Fort Apache is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from Fort Apache, 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.

Fort Apache is within the boundaries of the (928) area code.

The ZIP code for Fort Apache: 85926<3>

Communities Also Named Fort Apache ...

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

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

Communities near Fort Apache ...

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

  • Cedar Creek [Gila County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
    • Cedar Creek [Gila County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Fort Apache
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  • McNary [Apache County]
  • Carrizo [Gila County]
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    • Carrizo [Gila County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Fort Apache
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  • Pinetop [Navajo County]
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    • Pinetop [Navajo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the north of Fort Apache
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinetop have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pinetop-Lakeside [Navajo County]
    • Lakeside [Navajo County]
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      • Lakeside [Navajo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the north of Fort Apache
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    • Show Low [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Show Low
      • Show Low [Navajo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<4> to the north of Fort Apache
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Show Low
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Show Low<5>
    • Greer [Apache County]
    • Vernon [Apache County]
    • Pinedale [Navajo County]

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Apache ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Navajo County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Apache. 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 Navajo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Apache - 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 Fort Apache). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Apache 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Apache) 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 Fort Apache. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Apache

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Apache. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7910, Longitude: -109.9888    
<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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