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Sedona in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Sedona Schnebly

Historic Sedona

 
 
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By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
1. Historic Sedona Marker
Inscription.  By 1900, about 15 homesteading families called this area home. T.C. Schnebly was an enterprising young man who owned 80 acres, where his home also served as the area’s first hotel and general store. He saw a need for regular mail service, so Schnebly petitioned for the establishment of a post office, using his hotel as its location and himself as postmaster. He submitted the names Schnebly Station or Oak Creek Crossing to the Postmaster General in Washington, but was told these had too many letters for the postmark. In order to satisfy this regulation his brother, Ellsworth, suggested “Why don’t you name if after wife?”. It was accepted on June 26, 1902, and that is how Sedona got its name.

Sedona married Theodore Carlton Schnebly on her 20th birthday. Ellsworth Schnebly had moved to Arizona for health reasons, and convinced T.C. and Sedona to join him in red rock country.

When Amanda Miller bore a daughter on February 24, 1877, in Gorin Missouri, she “just thought up” the name Sedona for the child because she thought it sounded pretty. So, the name Sedona isn’t Spanish, nor Native American.
 
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By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
2. Historic Sedona Marker
Sedona Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 52.046′ N, 111° 45.74′ W. Marker is in Sedona, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from N Hwy 89A. Located along the wall within an outdoor mall called The Shops at Hyatt Piñon. Next to The Art of Wine (B-9). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 N Hwy 89A, Sedona AZ 86336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Movie Productions (here, next to this marker); The First School (a few steps from this marker); Elvis Plays Sedona (a few steps from this marker); The Artist of Sedona (a few steps from this marker); Heart of Sedona (a few steps from this marker); Cowboys (within shouting distance of this marker); First Assembly of God (within shouting distance of this marker); Orchards (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedona.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Schnebly Home image. Click for full size.
3. Schnebly Home
T.C. and Sedona Schnebly image. Click for full size.
4. T.C. and Sedona Schnebly
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 112 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 6, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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