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Welcome to Parks ...

Parks is located in Coconino County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Parks, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1956.

Parks is 7,080 feet [2,158 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Parks is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

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

Parks is within the (928) area code.

The ZIP code for Parks: 86018<3>

Communities Also Named Parks ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 16 communities that are also named Parks - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Utah.

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

Communities near Parks ...

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

  • Flagstaff
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Williams
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Bellemont
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Williams Junction
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Junction
    • Williams Junction is located in Coconino County
  • Kachina Village
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Mountainaire
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainaire
    • Mountainaire is located in Coconino County
  • Corva ‑ Historic
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corva have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corva
    • Corva is located in Coconino County
  • Munds Park
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Sedona
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
  • West Sedona
    (28 miles [45.1 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 Parks. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Parks.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Parks ...

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

Adding Parks to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Parks 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 Parks was on a map titled Road Map for Arizona (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Parks.

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

The official website for Coconino County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Coconino, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Parks - 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 Parks). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Parks 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>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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