Climate & Curiosities
Did you know, Camp Verde really is the Center of it All?
In 2012, a gubernatorial proclamation and a determination from the Arizona Professional Land Surveyors identified the Town of Camp Verde as the municipality nearest to the center of Arizona. That same year, the Town of Camp Verde erected a monument in Rezzonico Family Park to honor the community’s unique location within the state. For those looking to find the official center, as determined by APLS, it is located near the confluence of the Verde River and East Verde River, about 15 miles SSE of Camp Verde in the rugged Mazatzal Wilderness Area. The coordinates for the official geographic center are:
34° 16″ 31.1″ N 111° 39′ 36.8″ W
The climate is always nice in Camp Verde
Arizona’s Verde Valley lies in the High Desert transition zone between the Sonoran Desert to the south and the Colorado Plateau to the north. At 3,100 feet elevation, it boasts some of the mildest weather in the Nation.
Here is the Monthly Climate Summary from 1938 to 2014:
Over the centuries, if not eons, the Camp Verde area has seen its fair share of unusual happenings. Read about the iron meteorite discovered in an abandoned pueblo, the Legend of Sierra Azul or its landscape of ancient inland lakes and volcanic upheavals.