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Bagdad
Yavapai County, Arizona

ZipCodes
86321

Motto
The Best Copper Town Anywhere



Page Contents for Bagdad, Arizona

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.
The population of Bagdad is approximately 1,578 (2000), 1876 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 813 (2000), 682 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bagdad is 19.746 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bagdad is 7.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bagdad to Washington DC is 2130 miles.
The distance to the Arizona state capital is 97 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bagdad is positioned 34.57 degrees north of the equator and 113.17 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bagdad elevation is 3,316 feet above sea level.
Bagdad median income is $ 42,096 (2000).
The Bagdad median home price is $ 58,900 (2000).

Location

in eastern Yavapai County between Phoenix and Kingman along Highway 96, about 49 miles west of Prescott. Other nearby communities include Peeples Valley, Congress, Yarnell, Wilhoit, Williamson, Chino Valley and Wickenburg.

Here is a map page for Bagdad and the area.
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History & History Related Items

"Bagdad was the last modern day, independent copper mine that started out as a prospect and was developed without the support of a major company or sister companies into a respectably-producing copper mine. It maintained its independence for about 90 years when it merged with Cyprus Mines Corporation in 1973." (excerpt from "Some Talk about a Copper Mine")

Bagdad was named in 1882 for a copper claim by W.J. Pace and J.M. Murphy. In 1910, a post office was established.

Here is an interesting version of how the name of Bagdad came about from a now defunct website
"Please don't associate our town's name with that of Baghdad, Iraq. Please note the "h". Bagdad has always been a mining town. As legend has it, the first miners were a father and son team. The ore was hauled out on mule teams in bags. (see the "Historical Photos" link) The son would be mining, filling the bags with ore. The father would be getting the things the son needed to mine. When the son needed another bag to fill, he would yell, "bag Dad". Consequently the name Bagdad was derived. It had nothing to do with Iraq."

Take a look at these historical photos of Bagdad.

Bagdad is a small mining community with very affordable housing.
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Attractions

Information on the Bagdad Mine by the Phelps Dodge Company.

The Burro Creek Recreational Area
north of town on U.S. Highway 97. Supposedly, the area was named after a large population of burros discovered by Army officers in 1869. Burro Creek has hiking, backpacking and camping as well as enjoyment for bird watchers and rock hounds.
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Bagdad City Government

Community Services Cyprus Bagdad Copper Corporation
c/o Koll Management Services
P.O. Box 202
Bagdad, AZ 86321
Phone: (928) 633-4107

Bagdad Historical Events

1976, May
Bagdad High School "Sultans" - Mens Tennis Team wins state championshipo at McClintock High School
Randy Wilcox - Singles Champion
David Hernandez, Norman Wilcox - Doubles 3rd place
Wayne Quijada - Singles 3rd Place
The team went 11-1 that year losing only to Orms ranch. This was the beginning of what would prove to be a very successful Tennis program for years to come.

Bagdad Chamber

Yavapai County Chamber of Commerce
1015 Fair Street
Prescott, AZ 86305-1852

Bagdad Organizations

Yavapai County Chamber of Commerce
1015 Fair Street
Prescott, AZ 86305-1852

Bagdad Libraries

Bagdad Public Library
100 Main St
Bagdad, AZ 86321
Phone: 928-633-2325

Bagdad Schools

Bagdad Public Schools District Office
700 Palo Verde
Bagdad, AZ 86321
Phone: 928-633-4101 Bagdad

Miscellany

The population of Bagdad was:
1990 - 1,858
2000 - 1,578

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