Mexican Water, Arizona

Mexican Water is an unincorporated community in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Mexican Water is located on the Navajo Nation 14 miles (23 km) west of Red Mesa. It is also approximately four miles east of Tes Nez Iah.[2]

Mexican Water, Arizona
Mexican Water, Arizona is located in Arizona
Mexican Water, Arizona
Mexican Water, Arizona
Mexican Water, Arizona is located in the United States
Mexican Water, Arizona
Mexican Water, Arizona
Coordinates: 36°58′01″N 109°38′16″W / 36.96694°N 109.63778°W / 36.96694; -109.63778Coordinates: 36°58′01″N 109°38′16″W / 36.96694°N 109.63778°W / 36.96694; -109.63778
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyApache
Elevation
4,842 ft (1,476 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)928
GNIS feature ID24516[1]

HistoryEdit

A trading post was established at this site in 1907 under the name Nokaita. It is believed that the current name came from wells that have since disappeared. On July 1, 1939, a bridge was completed 3 miles (4.8 km) west of the site because erosion had made the river crossing unusable.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mexican Water, Arizona
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). Sandstone Spine: Seeking the Anasazi on the First Traverse of the Comb Ridge. Seattle, Washington: The Mountaineers Books. p. 79. ISBN 1594852383.
  3. ^ Byrd H. Granger (1960). Arizona Place Names. University of Arizona Press. p. 15. Retrieved 5 December 2011.