Greer, Arizona

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Greer, Arizona
Census-designated place
Aspens in Greer
Aspens in Greer
Greer is located in Arizona
Greer
Greer
Coordinates: 34°00′36″N 109°27′31″W / 34.01000°N 109.45861°W / 34.01000; -109.45861Coordinates: 34°00′36″N 109°27′31″W / 34.01000°N 109.45861°W / 34.01000; -109.45861
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyApache
Area
 • Total0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation8,356 ft (2,547 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total41
 • Density78/sq mi (30.0/km2)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
FIPS code04-29850
GNIS feature ID0029593
 
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Greer, Arizona
Census-designated place
Aspens in Greer
Aspens in Greer
Greer is located in Arizona
Greer
Greer
Coordinates: 34°00′36″N 109°27′31″W / 34.01000°N 109.45861°W / 34.01000; -109.45861Coordinates: 34°00′36″N 109°27′31″W / 34.01000°N 109.45861°W / 34.01000; -109.45861
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyApache
Area
 • Total0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation8,356 ft (2,547 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total41
 • Density78/sq mi (30.0/km2)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
FIPS code04-29850
GNIS feature ID0029593

Greer is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. It lies at an elevation of approximately 8,300 feet (2,500 m) in the White Mountains of Arizona, and is surrounded by the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 41.[1] Greer was founded around 1879 by Mormon settlers from Utah.[2] The Greer post office has the ZIP code of 85927.[3]

Details[edit]

Greer is a town located near the towns of Springerville and Eagar in northeast Arizona, near the New Mexico border. Its position in the valley of the Little Colorado River near various lakes means that temperatures are significantly milder than surrounding areas. Sunrise Park Resort, a skiing resort, is located about half an hour's drive west.

While Greer is a four-hour drive from Phoenix and over a five-hour drive from Tucson, it remains one of the most popular summer vacation destinations in Arizona,[citation needed] as it is consistently 20-30 degrees cooler than the deserts.

History[edit]

Greer was founded by Mormon Willard Lee and his family in 1879. A small community named Lee Valley gradually developed. The Post Office requested a shorter name, so Greer (after Americus Vespucius Greer, a town planner who had recently moved to the area) was settled on.[4]

Wallow Fire[edit]

On June 8, 2011, portions of the east side of town were overrun by the Wallow Fire. While some buildings were destroyed, most of the structures in town remain intact.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Greer, Arizona (Station Elevation 8,275ft)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °F (°C)65
(18)
78
(26)
75
(24)
74
(23)
84
(29)
89
(32)
90
(32)
87
(31)
80
(27)
77
(25)
71
(22)
63
(17)
90
(32)
Average high °F (°C)41.7
(5.4)
43.5
(6.4)
48.3
(9.1)
56.1
(13.4)
65.2
(18.4)
74.6
(23.7)
75.6
(24.2)
72.6
(22.6)
68.1
(20.1)
59.9
(15.5)
50.0
(10)
42.5
(5.8)
58.2
(14.6)
Average low °F (°C)15.1
(−9.4)
17.4
(−8.1)
21.3
(−5.9)
26.6
(−3)
33.4
(0.8)
40.8
(4.9)
47.3
(8.5)
46.4
(8)
40.8
(4.9)
30.9
(−0.6)
22.7
(−5.2)
16.2
(−8.8)
29.9
(−1.2)
Record low °F (°C)−24
(−31)
−21
(−29)
−15
(−26)
−4
(−20)
8
(−13)
24
(−4)
33
(1)
33
(1)
20
(−7)
6
(−14)
−13
(−25)
−20
(−29)
−24
(−31)
Precipitation inches (mm)1.54
(39.1)
1.44
(36.6)
1.53
(38.9)
0.84
(21.3)
0.70
(17.8)
0.84
(21.3)
4.25
(108)
4.39
(111.5)
2.08
(52.8)
1.77
(45)
1.22
(31)
1.76
(44.7)
22.35
(567.7)
Snowfall inches (cm)18.7
(47.5)
16.7
(42.4)
16.3
(41.4)
6.1
(15.5)
1.3
(3.3)
0.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
2.5
(6.4)
9.1
(23.1)
18.8
(47.8)
89.9
(228.3)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center[5]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Greer Ranger Station, 1924

The United States Postal Service operates the Greer Post Office.[6]

Education[edit]

The Apache County Library District operates the Greer Memorial Library.[7]

Attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Greer CDP, Arizona". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.tucson.com/travel2/arizona/northcentral/articles/stories?id=nc-greer
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ Byrd H. Granger (1960). Arizona Place Names. University of Arizona Press. p. 12. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Information". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Post Office™ Location - GREER." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on January 30, 2011.
  7. ^ "Greer Memorial Library." Apache County Library District. Retrieved on January 30, 2011.
  8. ^ http://www.arizona-leisure.com/greer-arizona.html

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