Bellemont, Arizona

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Bellemont, Arizona
The Richfield Service Station
The Richfield Service Station
Bellemont, Arizona is located in Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona is located in the United States
Bellemont, Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona
Coordinates: 35°14′17″N 111°50′01″W / 35.23806°N 111.83361°W / 35.23806; -111.83361
Latitude and Longitude:

35°14′17″N 111°50′01″W / 35.23806°N 111.83361°W / 35.23806; -111.83361
CountryUnited States
State Arizona
County Coconino
Elevation
7,132 ft (2,174 m)
Time zone UTC-7 ( Mountain (MST))
ZIP code
86015
Area code(s) 928
GNIS feature ID26201 [1]
A field in Bellemont, Arizona

Bellemont is an unincorporated community in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, along Interstate 40 about 11 miles (18 km) west-northwest of Flagstaff. At an elevation of 7,132 feet (2,174 m), it is claimed to be the highest settlement along historic Route 66. It was a known water stop due to its local springs. As of June 2012, it had an estimated population of 893. [2]

History

In October 2010, Bellemont was struck by a tornado. [3] It made 15 homes uninhabitable, resulting in the evacuation of about 30 people. [3] A train and 30 recreational vehicles were damaged, but no serious injuries or deaths were reported. [3]

The Richfield Service Station, which is part of the Pine Breeze Inn, was featured in the 1969 movie Easy Rider, starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. [4]

Climate

The Bellemont region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bellemont has a continental climate (abbreviated "Dsb" on climate maps). [5]

The Flagstaff field office of the National Weather Service is in Bellemont. [6]

See also

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bellemont, Arizona
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2010-07-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
  3. ^ a b c "Tornadoes derail train, smash homes in N. Arizona," Associated Press, October 6, 2010. Found at yahoo news Archived October 7, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Legends of America
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Carpinteria, California
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2010-10-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)

Bibliography

  • They Came To The Mountain, by Platt Cline, Northern Arizona University with Northland Press, 1976.
  • The Santa Fe Route Railroads of Arizona Vol. 4 by David F. Myrick, Signature Press 1998.

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