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.
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.
Sedona by the Numbers:
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)
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
Slide Rocks State Park
Grand Canyon Village (south rim)