Location in Yavapai County and the state of Arizona
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Sedona (pronounced /sɨˈdoʊnə/) is a city and community that straddles the county line between Coconino and Yavapai counties in the northern Verde Valley region of the U.S. state of Arizona. The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks ImageArea_code_928png|right|Map of Arizona area codes in blue (and border states with 928 in redpoly 0 0 73 58 14 59 14 100 0 90 Area code 775 poly 73 58 68 92 64 92 58 Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Kia Motors, a subsidiary of Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, is South Korea 's 2nd largest automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Seoul, First generation (1999-2005 (Sedona GQ The Kia Sedona (codename LS was a new model from Kia to compete with the minivan segment of Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey Coconino County is a County Yavapai County is located near the center of the US state of Arizona. The Verde Valley ( Yavapai: Matkambaha) is a Valley in central Arizona in the United States of America. A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government The State of Arizona ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 11,220. 
Sedona's main attraction is its stunning array of red sandstone formations, the Red Rocks of Sedona. Sandstone is a Sedimentary rock composed mainly of Sand -size Mineral or rock grains. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The Red Rocks form a breathtaking backdrop for everything from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails. Among the rock formations is one that closely resembles the character Snoopy (from the popular Peanuts comic strip) lying on top of his doghouse. Snoopy is a Fictional character in the long-running Comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday Comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M Another nearby rock is said to resemble Lucy, also from Peanuts. Other landmark rock formations include Coffeepot Rock, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, Chimney Rock, Courthouse Butte, the Mittens, the Cow Pies, and the Rabbit Ears.
Sedona is named after Sedona Miller Schnebly (1877–1950), the wife of the city's first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness. 
Sedona is located at  which is in the Upper Sonoran Desert of northern Arizona. The Sonoran Desert (sometimes called the Gila Desert after the Gila River or the Low Desert in opposition to the higher Mojave Desert) is At an elevation of 4,500 feet (1,372 m), Sedona has mild winters and summers that are often described as being, "not as hot as Phoenix. Phoenix (ˈfiːˌnɪks O'odham Skikik, Yavapai Wasinka, Western Apache Fiinigis, Navajo Hoozdo, "(34. 859897, -111. 789199),
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 6 square miles (48. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 2 km²), all of it land. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of
The famous red rocks of Sedona are formed by a layer of rock known as the Schnebly Hill Formation. The Schnebly Hill Formation is a thick layer of red to orange-colored sandstone found only in the Sedona vicinity. Sandstone is a Sedimentary rock composed mainly of Sand -size Mineral or rock grains. The sandstone is thought to have been deposited during the Permian period. The Permian is a geologic period and system that extends from 299
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,192 people, 4,928 households, and 2,863 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 548. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 0 people per square mile (211. 6/km²). There were 5,684 housing units at an average density of 305. 6/sq mi (118. 0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92. 17% White, 0. 49% Black or African American, 0. 45% Native American, 0. 94% Asian, 0. 09% Pacific Islander, 4. 29% from other races, and 1. 57% from two or more races. 8. 90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,928 households out of which 15. 8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48. 6% were married couples living together, 6. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41. 9% were non-families. 32. 2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14. 2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 06 and the average family size was 2. 52.
In the city the population was spread out with 13. 7% under the age of 18, 4. 5% from 18 to 24, 21. 2% from 25 to 44, 35. 0% from 45 to 64, and 25. 6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 88. 1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85. 9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $44,042, and the median income for a family was $52,659. Males had a median income of $32,067 versus $24,453 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,350. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 4. 7% of families and 9. 7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 1% of those under age 18 and 5. 0% of those age 65 or over.
According to the Yavapai Native Americans, their ancestors were the first people of Sedona, descendants of "The First Lady," daughter of the Lady of the Pearl. The Yavapai Creation Story recounts how The Lady of the Pearl was sealed in a log with the Woodpecker and sent from Montezuma Well at the beginning of a Great Flood. For days and nights to follow, it rained incessantly and flood waters rose to cover every land form on earth. After 40 days, the rain stopped, the water receded and the log finally came to rest in Sedona. The Woodpecker freed the beautiful young woman from the log and guided her to the summit of Mingus Mountain, bearing a white stone or "Pearl" her people had given her for protection on the journey. Mingus Mountain is a Mountain located in the US state of Arizona in the Black Hills Mountain range. There, she met the Sun, who fell in love with her. Returning to Sedona, she bathed in an enchanted pool in Boynton Canyon. Soon afterward, she gave birth to a daughter, referred to as the "First Lady," mother to all the Yavapai people. (Source: Spokesperson/representative of the Yavapai-Apache Nation Clarkdale, AZ. The Yavapai-Apache Nation is a Native American tribe in the Verde Valley, Arizona. )
The Yavapai-Apache tribe were forcefully removed from the Verde Valley in 1876, to the San Carlos Indian Reservation, 180 miles southeast. The Verde Valley ( Yavapai: Matkambaha) is a Valley in central Arizona in the United States of America. The San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, in southeastern Arizona, United States, was established in 1871, and is home to a conglomeration of 1500 people were marched, in midwinter, to San Carlos. Several hundred lost their lives. The survivors were interned for 25 years. About 200 Yavapai-Apache people returned to the Verde Valley in 1900. 
The first Anglo settler moved into Oak Creek Canyon in 1879. Oak Creek Canyon is a 12 mile (20 km long river Gorge located along the Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona located between the cities of Flagstaff The early settlers were farmers and ranchers. Oak Creek Canyon was well-known for its apple orchards. In 1902, when the Sedona post office was established, there were 55 residents. In the mid-1950s, the first telephone directory listed 155 names. Parts of the Sedona area weren't electrified until the 1960s.
Sedona began to develop as a tourist destination, vacation-home and retirement center in the 1950s. Most of the development seen today was constructed in the 1980s and 1990's. As of 2007, there are no large tracts of undeveloped land remaining. Section source:
Politically, Uptown Sedona (the part in Coconino County) and West Sedona (the Yavapai County portion) form the City of Sedona. Originally founded in 1902, the town was incorporated into a city in January 1988. The Village of Oak Creek, despite its location seven miles (11 km) to the south and outside Sedona city limits, is a significant part of the community.
Many of Hollywood's classic westerns were filmed in or near Sedona. The red rock buttes and desert landscape provided a striking setting for these films. A butte (bjut is an isolated Hill with steep often vertical sides and a small flat top smaller than Mesas Plateaus and tables In some Most notably is 1950’s Broken Arrow, starring James Stewart. Broken Arrow is a western film released in 1950. It was directed by Delmer Daves and starred James Stewart and Jeff Chandler James Maitland Stewart (20 May 1908 – 2 July 1997 popularly known as Jimmy Stewart, was an American Film and stage Actor A number of its shooting locations can still be visited via off-road trails. Off Roading is a term for driving a specialized vehicle on unpaved roads such as Sand, Gravel, riverbeds Mud, Snow, Rocks,
An intricate chase scene in the Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin comedy Midnight Run was filmed on the trails surrounding Sedona. Robert Mario De Niro Jr (born August 17 1943 is a two-time Academy Award -winning American Film Actor, director and producer Charles Grodin (born April 21, 1935) is an American actor comedian author and former cable Talk show host For the Konami Arcade Racing game, see Midnight Run (video game.
One rock formation appears to be a replica of the Nautilus, from the Disney film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but in reality the rock formation was visited by Walt Disney and used intentionally as a model for the submarine. Nautilus (from Greek ναυτίλος, 'sailor' is the common name of any marine creatures of the Cephalopod family Nautilidae, the sole 20000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 film starring Kirk Douglas as Ned Land James Mason as Captain Nemo, Paul Lukas Walter Elias Disney (December 5 1901 – December 15 1966 was a multiple Academy Award -winning American Film producer, director, Screenwriter A submarine is a Watercraft that can operate independently below water as distinct from a Submersible that has only limited underwater capability
On June 18, 2006, a wildfire, reportedly started by campers, began about one mile (1. Events 618 - Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 6 km) north of Sedona.  The so-called "Brins Fire" covered 4,317 acres (17 km²) on Brins Mesa, Wilson Mountain and in Oak Creek Canyon before the USDA Forest Service declared it 100% contained as of 6 p. Oak Creek Canyon is a 12 mile (20 km long river Gorge located along the Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona located between the cities of Flagstaff m. on June 28. Events 1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul. Containment cost was estimated at $6,400,000. 
There are several events that are hosted annually in the Sedona area, including:
Sedona is home to several large arts organizations in northern Arizona. Official Name The Sedona International Film Festival and Workshop Location Sedona, Arizona, USA Media Type The State of Arizona ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States.
Sedona has also inspired the following songs and albums:
Sedona is served by the Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District.
Sedona Red Rock High School (SRRHS), is located near the edge of town in West Sedona. The school's mascot is the Scorpion. The high school's new campus, a series of single story buildings, is located opposite the Sedona campus of Yavapai College, in West Sedona. Yavapai College is a Community college located in Yavapai County Arizona.
Sedona Charter School (SCS) is located behind the Sedona Public Library, it serves as Montessori based school for grades K-8th grade. Sedona Charter School (SCS is a Montessori -based school for approximately 160 students in grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade The Montessori method is an educational method for children based on theories of Child development originated by Italian educator Maria Montessori (1870-1952
Yavapai College's Sedona Center for Arts & Technology includes the Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking, the Business Partnership Program, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and the University of Arizona Mini Med School.
Verde Valley School, a boarding/preparatory high school with many international students, is located between the Village of Oak Creek and Red Rock Crossing. Big Park is a Census-designated place (CDP in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States.
University of Sedona, a non-traditional institute providing ministerial training and education in metaphysics. Metaphysics is the branch of Philosophy investigating principles of reality transcending those of any particular science
There is a specialized New Age tourist industry in Sedona, where the "Harmonic Convergence" was organized by Jose Arguelles in 1987. New Age ( New Age Movement and New Age Spirituality) is a Social Collective Phenomenon and a Spiritual Nature The Harmonic Convergence is the name given to a world-wide esoteric-religious event which took place on August 16 and August 17, 1987. José Argüelles (b January 24, 1939, Rochester, Minnesota) is the founder of Planet Art Network and the Foundation for the Law of Time Some purported "spiritual vortices" are said to be concentrated in the Sedona area at Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, Boynton Canyon, and Schnebly Hill. 
The validity of these vortices is debatable. Mainstream opinion considers such phenomena to be New Age mythology, but a small number of believers maintain that such vortices are real natural phenomena.