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Interesting Facts about Sedona

Did You Know? In 1901, T. Carl Schnebly and his wife, Sedona, moved to the fairly unpopulated Arizona area and after complaints from residents that it took too long to get their mail, Schnebly applied for a postal permit under the name "Schnebly Station" and "Oak Creek Crossing." Both names were rejected as they were too long to put on a cancellation stamp, and Schnebly tried again using his wife's name, Sedona, which was approved by postal officials in 1902. Sedona is famous for its Red Rock topography. Its desert locale is a magnet for visitors from around the world looking for unsullied peace, quiet and dry meditative air.

Orientation: Sedona is located at the base of an irregular row of cliffs that extends across Arizona from northwest, near Las Vegas, to southeast more than 300 miles. Phoenix lies 114 miles south, Las Vegas 278 miles northwest and Los Angeles 482 miles west.


Country:United States

Sedona by the Numbers: Population: 10,400

Elevation: 4350 feet

Average Annual Rainfall: 17.15 inches

Average January Temperature: 55 degrees F (High), 30 degrees F(Low)

Average July Temperature: 95 degrees F (High), 65 degrees F (Low)

Quick Facts: Major Industries: tourism/hospitality/recreation, retail trade, government

Ethnic Mix: 91% Caucasian, 1.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4%African American, 5.5% Other

Electricity: 110 volts, 60Hz, standard two pin plugs

Time Zone: GMT-7

Country Dialing Code: 1

Area Code: 928 ( 1 and the area code must be dialed even for local calls)

Things to See in Sedona

  1. Flagstaff airport
  2. Downtown
  3. downtown Flagstaff
  4. Slide Rocks State Park
  5. Arizona SnoBowl
  6. Grand Canyon Village (south rim)

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