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Sheldon, Arizona

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Welcome to Sheldon ...

Sheldon is located in Greenlee County<1> (at the time of its founding, Sheldon was located in Graham County).

Sheldon is 3,580 feet [1,091 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Sheldon is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you leave Sheldon and travel east, you will soon 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.

The telephone area code for Sheldon: (928)

Adding Sheldon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sheldon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sheldon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sheldon on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Sheldon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Sheldon - they are located in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (4), Ontario (4), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Sheldon ...

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

  • Clifton [Greenlee County]
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    • Clifton [Greenlee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Sheldon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,708 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<4>
  • Duncan [Greenlee County]
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    • Duncan [Greenlee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Sheldon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<4>
  • Virden [Hidalgo County]
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    • Virden [Hidalgo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Sheldon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virden have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virden
  • York [Greenlee County]
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    • York [Greenlee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Sheldon
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Guthrie [Greenlee County]
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      • Guthrie [Greenlee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Sheldon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
    • Franklin [Greenlee County]
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      • Franklin [Greenlee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Sheldon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Morenci [Greenlee County]
    • San Jose [Graham County]
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      • San Jose [Graham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the west of Sheldon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Jose
    • Mule Creek [Grant County]
    • Solomon [Graham 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 Sheldon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sheldon.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sheldon ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arizona

About Greenlee County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Greenlee County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Greenlee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sheldon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Sheldon) 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 Sheldon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SheldonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sheldon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8208, Longitude: -109.1729    
<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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