Town of Chino Valley

Ft. Whipple - Prescott AZ
Ft. Whipple - Prescott AZ
The town of Chino Valley is the site of the first Territorial Capital of Arizona. “Chino” is the Spanish name for the abundant curly grama grass that grows in the area. U.S. Army Cavalry Lt. Amiel W. Whipple gave the town its name.

Early on the railroad brought much of the activity in Chino Valley, in 1895 Jerome Junction was established and it became the center of activity from 1900-1925. Chino Valley was incorporated in 1970 and according to the 2010 census the population of the town was just over 11,000 residents.

The mild climate in the town of Chino allows residents to enjoy 300 plus days of sunshine every year with an average rainfall is 10.6 inches. With low humidity levels it’s easy to enjoy outdoor activities in the nearby forests, mountains, rivers and lakes. There are also trails for hiking and magnificent views, offering adventure at every turn.

The economy in Chino Valley is varied with retail, commercial and government as well as agricultural producers and yet the city has maintained the small town charm. Land is plentiful and affordable and jobs are available in many area industries.

Small town charm, excellent educational opportunities and an innovative business industry provide quite the environment to call the town of Chino Valley home!

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