Wikieup Snoopy Rocket
Location of Wikieup in Mohave County, Arizona.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|• Total||4.44 sq mi (11.49 km2)|
|• Land||4.44 sq mi (11.49 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,997 ft (609 m)|
| • Estimate |
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
|GNIS feature ID||24690 |
Wikieup is a small unincorporated community located on U.S. Route 93 in Mohave County, Arizona. It is located approximately 139 miles (224 km) northwest of Phoenix and 162 miles (261 km) southeast of Las Vegas. In 2000, the population of Wikieup's ZCTA was 305.
The lowest recorded temperature was 14 °F (−10 °C) in 1990, with a high of 119 °F (48 °C) recorded in 1995. Average lows for January range from 33 to 64 °F (1 to 18 °C), with highs in July ranging from 68 to 105 °F (20 to 41 °C). Rainfall averages 9.88 inches (251 mm) per year.
There is a vandalized historic marker in Wikieup, Az whose Inscription once read:
"First exploration probably by early Spanish explorers, Espejo in 1582 and Farfan in 1589. Explored later by Lt. Amiel W. Whipple in 1854. Important agriculture, mining, milling, and smelting area in our early days. The McCrackin Mine discovered by Jackson McCrackin and H. A. "Chloride Jack" Owen in 1874, lies 18 miles south. The Signal Mine was 12 miles south. Stamp mills were at Greenwood, 8 miles southwest and at Virginia City, 9 miles southwest. Cofer Hot Springs 3 miles east."
Donald Machholz, astronomer, visual comet discoverer, reside in Wikieup, most successful living comet discoverer in history credited with the discovery of 12 comets.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wikieup, Arizona
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 18, 2017.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2010-07-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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