Chino Valley began as Del Rio Springs, a popular place to lay roots as Arizona was declared an American Territory in 1864 thanks to its lush landscape, agricultural traditions, and water source, Del Rio, eventually renamed the Verde River.
Location: History, Heritage & Tradition
Known as an outdoor recreation area running from Ash Fork into Phoenix, the F.P.& P. Railroad (nicknamed “The Peavine Trail”) was built in the early 1890s to provide an alternative to the poorly constructed Prescott and Arizona Central Railroad.
A group of locals took it upon themselves to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 with a memorial sculpture located in a local shooting facility that will soon feature engraved paver bricks, seating benches, and engraved dedication plaques.
Chino Valley Historical Society
If you are interested in learning more about Chino Valley’s history don’t miss the opportunity to check out the work of the Chino Valley Historical Society and learn everything there is to know about this one-of-a-kind community.