Horse Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona facts for kids

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Horse Mesa, Arizona
Populated place
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Elevation 2,067 ft (630 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 480
FIPS code 04-33700
GNIS feature ID 30147

Horse Mesa is a populated place situated on the south side of the Salt River, approximately 35 miles south of Roosevelt Dam in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is one of two populated places in the state with this name, the other being situated in Apache County. Its name is derived from when sheep-herders used to graze their saddle and pack animals on the mesa when they were driving their flocks through the area. It has an estimated elevation of 2,067 feet (630 m) above sea level.


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