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Dennison, Arizona
Populated place
Dennison, Arizona is located in Arizona
Dennison, Arizona
Dennison, Arizona
Location in Arizona
Dennison, Arizona is located in the United States
Dennison, Arizona
Dennison, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Arizona
County Coconino
5,013 ft (1,528 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-18585
GNIS feature ID 24398

Dennison was a stop on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway between Canyon Diablo, and Winslow, Arizona, United States, in Coconino County. Formerly in Yavapai County, it came to be in Coconino County upon the latter's creation in 1891. Dennison was named for a railroad roadmaster named Denny.

It has an estimated elevation of 5,013 feet (1,528 m) above sea level. A short distance west of Dennison siding, the Kaibab Limestone that is predominant in the western part of the state first rises above the limestone Moenkopi Formation found to the east.

In 1910, the railroad was double-tracked from Winslow, Arizona, to a point two miles west of Dennison.

By 1972, Dennison was only a phone station on the railroad line. At that time, the name had fallen out of public use, and local landowners successfully petitioned the county to change the name of Dennison Road, exit 239 on Interstate 40, to Red Gap Ranch Road and Meteor City Road.

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