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Skull Valley, Arizona
Old railroad building
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Coordinates: 34°30′19″N 112°41′08″W / 34.50528°N 112.68556°W / 34.50528; -112.68556Coordinates: 34°30′19″N 112°41′08″W / 34.50528°N 112.68556°W / 34.50528; -112.68556
Country United States
State Arizona
County Yavapai
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 743
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
ZIP codes
86338
Area code(s) 928

Skull Valley (Yavapai: Pa:qwawa Kyo ) is a small, populated place, and rural, ranch community in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. It is located seventeen miles west of Prescott. The community has a post office. As of the 2020 census, the population in the Skull Valley Elementary School District was greater than 800 people.

Skull Valley was home to George Phippen (1915–1966), a well known western artist, co-founder and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America.

Skull Valley was so named when settlers found human remains resulting from a previous battle between Native Americans.

The area's history is preserved by the Skull Valley Historical Society, which operates a free museum. Robert L. Pearson, a native of the area and retired wildlife manager, created an online photo gallery of the area's insects. In mid-2019, Skull Valley was featured on S.B. Schreffler's Revisiting History in which Robert L. Pearson appeared as a guest on the Revisiting People series.

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