The county seat of Graham County, Arizona, is Safford. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 31,998, an increase of 5,444 over the 1990 census.
Graham County, formed in 1881 by the 11th Territorial Legislature, was created from parts of Apache and Pima counties. The legislature broke with tradition of naming Arizona counties after local Indian tribes when the new county called Graham was named after the 10,516-foot Mount Graham, the highest peak in the area. The mountain in turn had been named Graham after Lt. Col. James Duncan Graham, a senior officer in the Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Kearneys U.S Army Corps of Topographical Engineers.For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
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Other Arizona Counties nearby:
(Safford) Graham County
(Clifton) Greenlee County
04/02 Coming to The Safford area
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be:
Concert (Saturday night),
Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and
RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.
Tucson Greek Festival Tucson AZ September26-29 Of course, there is live Greek music, dancing, and our exquisite food. But there is even more for you to explore. There are different cooking demonstrations every day so that you can learn to replicate our pastries and delicious meals at home.