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Fortuna, Arizona

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Welcome to Fortuna ...

So far, we have found very little information about Fortuna. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Fortuna to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Fortuna, please Contact Us.

Fortuna would have been located within present day Yuma County<2>.

The location of Fortuna has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Fortuna is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Fortuna was located is in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Fortuna, you will leave Mountain Standard Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT). In addition, you will be moving from an area that does not observe daylight saving time to one that does.

If Fortuna still existed, it would have been in the (928) area code.

Communities Also Named Fortuna ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Fortuna - they are located in California (2), Florida, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Washington.

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

Communities near Fortuna ...

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

  • Yuma [Yuma County]
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    • Yuma [Yuma County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Fortuna
    • Estimated population in 2019: 98,285 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yuma<6>
  • Somerton [Yuma County]
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    • Somerton [Yuma County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Fortuna
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,554 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somerton<6>
  • Wellton [Yuma County]
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    • Wellton [Yuma County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Fortuna
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,044 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellton<6>
  • Dome [Yuma County] - Historic
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    • Dome [Yuma County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Fortuna
    • Former name for Dome:
    • Swiveler's Station
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    • Ligurta [Yuma County]
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      • Ligurta [Yuma County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Fortuna
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    • Bard [Imperial County]
    • Fort Laguna [Yuma County] - Historic
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      • Fort Laguna [Yuma County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Fortuna
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Laguna. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Winterhaven [Imperial County]
    • Felicity [Imperial County]
    • Castle Dome Landing [Yuma County]
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      • Castle Dome Landing [Yuma County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Fortuna
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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 Fortuna. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fortuna.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arizona

About Yuma County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Yuma County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Fortuna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Yuma, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fortuna - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fortuna) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fortuna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6906, Longitude: -114.4530       In this case, the coordinates for Fortuna have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






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