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Chino Valley

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Chino Valley is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town is 10,817.GeographyChino Valley is located at . The town is located adjacent the southeast terminus of Chino Valley, about 9mi north at Paulden. The smaller north-trending Little Chino Valley lies just east of the townsite.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 63.4sqmi, all of it land.HistoryChino Valley is the site of the first Territorial Capital of Arizona. The capital moved to Prescott, 15mi away, in 1864. U.S. Army Cavalry Lt. Amiel W. Whipple, while traveling through the area in 1854, gave the community its name. "Chino" is the Spanish name for the abundant curly grama grass growing in the area.In 1895, a narrow gauge branch of the United Verde and Pacific Railroad to Jerome, joining the Santa Fe, Prescott, and Phoenix Railway, was completed, and Jerome Junction was established. In 1923, the activities of Jerome Junction were absorbed by Chino Valley.The town of Chino Valley was incorporated in 1970.The town is in north-central Arizona, on state Highway 89, 15mi north of Prescott and 35mi south of Ash Fork, which is on Interstate 40. Chino Valley is at an elevation of about 4750ft.
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