Bellemont, Arizona Information

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Bellemont, Arizona
A field in Bellemont, Arizona
A field in Bellemont, Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona is located in Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona is located in the United States
Bellemont, Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona
Coordinates: 35°14′17″N 111°50′01″W / 35.23806°N 111.83361°W / 35.23806; -111.83361
BELLEMONT ARIZONA Latitude and Longitude:

35°14′17″N 111°50′01″W / 35.23806°N 111.83361°W / 35.23806; -111.83361
CountryUnited States
State Arizona
County Coconino
Elevation
7,132 ft (2,174 m)
Time zone UTC-7 ( Mountain (MST))
ZIP code
86015
Area code(s) 928
GNIS feature ID26201 [1]

Bellemont is an unincorporated community in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, along Interstate 40 about 11 miles (18 km) west-northwest of Flagstaff. At an elevation of 7,132 feet (2,174 m), it is claimed to be the highest settlement along historic Route 66. It was a known water stop due to its local springs. As of June 2012, it had an estimated population of 893. [2]

History

In October 2010, Bellemont was struck by a tornado. [3] It made 15 homes uninhabitable, resulting in the evacuation of about 30 people. [3] A train and 30 recreational vehicles were damaged, but no serious injuries or deaths were reported. [3]

Climate

The Bellemont region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). It has an average 240 days per year with temperatures below 32 °F (0 °C), making it colder than Fairbanks, Alaska. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bellemont has a continental climate (abbreviated "Dsb" on climate maps). [4]

The Flagstaff field office of the National Weather Service is in Bellemont. [5]

See also

References

Bibliography

  • They Came To The Mountain, by Platt Cline, Northern Arizona University with Northland Press, 1976.
  • The Santa Fe Route Railroads of Arizona Vol. 4 by David F. Myrick, Signature Press 1998.

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