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Geronimo, Arizona
Populated place
Country United States
State Arizona
County Graham
Elevation
2,723 ft (830 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-26770
GNIS feature ID 24428

Geronimo is a populated place located on Highway 70 between Bylas and Fort Thomas west of Safford in Graham County, Arizona. Geronimo lies at an elevation of 2,723 feet (830 m).

History

Geronimo was named after the famous Apache chief Goyaalé, better known as Geronimo. Camp Thomas, the U. S. Cavalry began its management of the Apache Indian Reservation along the Gila River, was originally located here in 1876. The camp was later moved east to what is now Fort Thomas. Geronimo was once a stop on the Arizona Eastern Railway and had an operating US Post Office from April 30, 1896 until May 31, 1956.

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