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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.
The population of Snowflake is approximately 4,605 (1998), 5590 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,158 (1990), 1739 (2010).
The amount of land area in Snowflake is 76.881 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.135 sq kilometers.
The distance from Snowflake to Washington DC is 1952 miles.
The distance to the Arizona state capital is 136 miles. (as the crow flies)
Snowflake is positioned 34.52 degrees north of the equator and 110.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Snowflake average annual precipitation is 11.35 inches peryear.
The average low temperature is 33.7 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 69.2 degrees F.


30 miles south of Holbrook on state Route 77 and about 20 miles north of Show Low
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History & History Related Items

Snowflake was named, not for the snowfall of the area, but for the two founders of the town, Erastus Snow and William Flake. Originally the name was two words, Snow Flake. It was changed to one word in 1906. It was also the first county seat of Apache County. Later, when the county boundaries were changed, the county seat was moved to St. Johns. Taylor, a small community nearby, has had many activities combined with Snowflake over the years. Many of the old homes are still in liveable condition with some listed on the national registry of Historic Places.
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The founding of Snowflake


The incorporation of Snowflake



Snowflake is located near many major tourist attractions of Arizona, namely: The Painted Desert, the Petrified Forest, fishing, hunting and camping in the White Mountains, Navajo, Hopi and Apache reservations. Snowflake is a beautiful community with many large trees, parks, and friendly neighborhoods.
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Snowflake City Government

Town of Snowflake

Town Hall
81 W. 1st S.
Snowflake, AZ. 85937
Phone: (520) 536-7103
Toll-free: 1-800-524-2617

The community is governed by a mayor, six council members and a town manager.

Mayor: Kerry L. Ballard (as of 9-2001)
Phone: 928-536-7840
Mayor Email

Snowflake Chamber

Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 776
Snowflake, AZ 85937
Phone: (520) 536-4331

Snowflake Organizations

Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 776
Snowflake, AZ 85937
Phone: (520) 536-4331

Snowflake Libraries

Snowflake Library
418 S. 4th W.
Snowflake, AZ. 85937
Phone: (928) 536-7103 Ext. 3

Snowflake Schools

Snowflake Unified District 5
1380 S Main St
Snowflake, AZ 85937
Phone: 520-536-4156 Snowflake


The population of Snowflake was:
1980 - 3,510
1990 - 3,679
1994 - 3,930
1997 - 4,395
1998 - 4,605

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