Excalibur (Arizona) Article

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Excalibur
Excalibur is located in Arizona
Excalibur
Excalibur
Location in Arizona
Highest point
Elevation7,052 ft (2,149 m)   NGVD 29 [1]
Coordinates 36°15′45″N 112°15′18″W / 36.2624802°N 112.2548965°W / 36.2624802; -112.2548965
EXCALIBUR (ARIZONA) Latitude and Longitude:

36°15′45″N 112°15′18″W / 36.2624802°N 112.2548965°W / 36.2624802; -112.2548965
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Geography
Location Coconino County, Arizona, U.S.
Topo map USGS King Arthur Castle

Excalibur is a formation on the north rim of the Grand Canyon in Coconino County, Arizona. It was named by cartographer and geologist François E. Matthes in 1908 for Excalibur, the legendary sword of King Arthur which was given to him by the Lady of the Lake. [2] Other features in the area include the Holy Grail, Guinevere Castle, Elaine Castle, and Galahad Point whose names refer to the Arthurian legend. The name probably refers to a spire near the summit of the promontory which might resemble the handle of Excalibur. [3] [4]

References

  1. ^ "Excalibur". ListsOfJohn.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
  2. ^ a b "Excalibur". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
  3. ^ "Picture of Excalibur". HikeArizona.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
  4. ^ "Grand Canyon Place Names". AllHikers.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04.