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Statistics & Facts

The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.
The population of Wickenburg is approximately 4,515 (1990), 6363 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,595 (1990), 2909 (2010).
The amount of land area in Wickenburg is 28.478 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wickenburg to Washington DC is 2112 miles.
The distance to the Arizona state capital is 50 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wickenburg is positioned 33.96 degrees north of the equator and 112.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Wickenburg elevation is 2,071 feet above sea level.


On Hwy 60 west and slightly north of Phoenix
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History & History Related Items

The town was named for Henry Wickenburg in 1863 when he discovered the successful Vulture Gold mine nearby. The town boomed and within three years became the third largest city in Arizona, missing becoming the Territorial capital by only two votes. Because no one wanted to stop their mining long enough to build a jail, local lawbreakers were chained to what was named the "jail tree." There is a river that runs through Wickenburg named the Hassayampa River. The main current runs about 20 feet below ground. The local indians name for the River means "the river which flows upside down."
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Wickenburg Historical Events

1905, May 14
Obituary for Henry Wickenburg, founder of Wickenburg.

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