Graham County, Arizona

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Graham County is located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of the 2000 census its population was 33,489. The county seat is Safford. The county is part of the Safford Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Graham County contains part of the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation.



Joseph Knight Rogers, an early settler in the area, and a member of the Arizona Territorial Legislature, is known as the father of Graham County. He introduced the bill in the territorial legislature creating Graham County.[1] Graham County was created from southern Apache County and eastern Pinal County on March 10, 1881.[2]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,641 square miles (12,020.1 km2), of which 4,629 square miles (11,989.1 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31.1 km2) (0.25%) is water. The county has various mountain ranges including the Pinaleno Mountains.

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