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Williams in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Bill Williams Mountain

Elevation 9,264 Ft

 
 
Bill Williams Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 8, 2010
1. Bill Williams Mountain Marker
Inscription. This mountain was named for a colorful mountaineer, guide, and trapper who is generally credited with being the first American to explore northern Arizona – 1830 or earlier. Williams lived at different times among the Osage and Ute Indians, and earlier had been a Baptist circuit rider in Missouri. He was killed by Indians in 1849.
 
Erected 1962 by Arizona Development Board.
 
Location. 35° 14.914′ N, 112° 11.727′ W. Marker is in Williams, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on West Bill Williams Avenue/West Route 66, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in Monument Park, between West Railroad Avenue and West Route 66. Marker is at or near this postal address: 823 West Bill Williams Avenue, Williams AZ 86046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Sherley Williams (here, next to this marker); Sultana Theater (approx. 0.3 miles away); Babbitt-Polson Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The "World Famous" Sultana (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pollock Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Telegraph Office
Bill Williams Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 8, 2010
2. Bill Williams Mountain Marker
Bill Williams Mountain is in the center background of photo.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Rittenhouse Haberdashery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grand Canyon Drug Company (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williams.
 
Regarding Bill Williams Mountain. A biography of Bill Williams said, "Today, William Sherley Williams -- Old Bill -- is remembered as a kind, honest, and brave man; charitable toward the less fortunate, expert in the fur-trading business. A river, and a mountain and its town have been named for him. Little is known of Old Bill and his exploits, but he served America honorably in the adventurous days of yore."
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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