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Why, Arizona

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Welcome to Why ...

Why is located in Pima County<1>.

Why is 1,790 feet [546 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Why is within the (520) area code.

Communities near Why ...

We have created a list of 8 communities that are near Why.

  • Charco [Pima County]
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    • Charco [Pima County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of Why
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  • Ajo [Pima County]
  • Mexican Town [Pima County]
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    • Mexican Town [Pima County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Why
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mexican Town have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wahak Hotrontk [Pima County]
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    • Wahak Hotrontk [Pima County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the east of Why
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  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Vaya Chin [Pima County]
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      • Vaya Chin [Pima County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the east of Why
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    • Lukeville [Pima County]
    • Kaka [Maricopa County]
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      • Kaka [Maricopa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Why
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    • Pisinemo [Pima 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 Why. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Why.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Why ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Why. 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 Pima, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Why - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Why) 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 Why. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Why

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Why. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2678, Longitude: -112.7392    
<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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