Horse Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona Article

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Horse Mesa, Arizona
Horse Mesa is located in Arizona
Horse Mesa
Horse Mesa
Location within the state of Arizona
Horse Mesa is located in the United States
Horse Mesa
Horse Mesa
Horse Mesa (the United States)
Coordinates: 33°34′59″N 111°21′19″W / 33.58306°N 111.35528°W / 33.58306; -111.35528

33°34′59″N 111°21′19″W / 33.58306°N 111.35528°W / 33.58306; -111.35528
CountryUnited States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Elevation2,067 ft (630 m)
Time zone UTC-7 ( Mountain (MST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s)480
FIPS code 04-33700
GNIS feature ID 30147

Horse Mesa is a populated place situated on the south side of the Salt River, approximately 35 miles south of Roosevelt Dam in Maricopa County, Arizona. [2] It is one of two populated places in the state with this name, the other being situated in Apache County. Its name is derived from when sheep-herders used to graze their saddle and pack animals on the mesa when they were driving their flocks through the area. [3] It has an estimated elevation of 2,067 feet (630 m) above sea level. [1]


  1. ^ a b "Feature Detail Report for: Horse Mesa". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Horse Mesa (in Maricopa County, AZ) Populated Place Profile". AZ Hometown Locator. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Barnes, Will Croft (2016). Arizona Place Names. Tucson: Arizona Place Names. p. 211. ISBN  0816534950.