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Welcome to Walker ...

Walker is located in Yavapai County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Walker, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1879.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Walker: Named after Captain Joseph Reddeford Walker (1798-1876), a scout and mountain man.

Walker is 6,280 feet [1,914 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Walker is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Walker: (928)

Communities Also Named Walker ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 48 communities that are also named Walker - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California (3), Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New York (2), Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Walker ...

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

  • Prescott Valley
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Prescott
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Dewey - Humboldt
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey - Humboldt
    • Dewey - Humboldt is located in Yavapai County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 3,988 people
  • McCabe ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McCabe. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCabe
    • McCabe is located in Yavapai County
  • Oak Knoll Village
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Knoll Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Knoll Village
    • Oak Knoll Village is located in Yavapai County
  • Palace Station ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Palace Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palace Station
    • Palace Station is located in Yavapai County
  • Poland Junction
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland Junction
    • Poland Junction is located in Yavapai County
  • Humboldt
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Miller Valley
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller Valley
    • Miller Valley is located in Yavapai County
  • Dewey
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Walker ...

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

Adding Walker to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Walker 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 Walker was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Walker post office opened in 1879.

We also found Walker in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Walker.

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

The official website for Yavapai County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

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 Walker - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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