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Allenville, Arizona
Populated place
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Elevation
837 ft (255 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (MST)
ZIP codes
85326
Area code(s) 623
FIPS code 04-01850
GNIS feature ID 605

Allenville was a community located in western Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, south of the town of Buckeye, on the edge of the Gila River, at an estimated elevation of 837 feet (255 m) above sea level.

The community was founded in 1944 after Phoenix-area developer Fred Norton subdivided land two miles south of Buckeye. The community was named after John Allen, a local, respected African-American man.

In 1969, the town had approximately 450 residents. A campaign by mayors around the Phoenix area to help bring running water to the community raised $26,000 that year. However, the wells which were dug contained arsenic or were contaminated with salt, so the community continued to import drinking water from nearby Buckeye.

In 1978, the Gila River flooded, devastating the Allenville community, bringing the population down to around 150 people. The community was abandoned after it was ravaged by another flood in 1981. Instead of rebuilding Allenville, most of the community moved to nearby Hopeville.

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