Ash Fork in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Ash Fork, Arizona / The Coming of Route 66
The Coming of Route “66”
Pictured is Lewis Ave. “Route 66” as it served as both west bound and east bound until the 50s when Park Ave. assumed the east bound traffic. At this time Lewis and Park Avenues became one-way streets. The popular route and its many visitors have been the survival to many businesses.
Ash Fork has some business structures that are typical of the early automobile route, such as gas stations, motels, restaurants, and grocery store and gift shops to serve the traveling public. Some homes as well as business structures on the famous route are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by Ash Fork Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable PlacesU.S. Route 66 🛣️ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 35° 13.502′ N, 112° 29.113′ W. Marker is in Ash Fork, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is at the intersection of Lewis Avenue (Business Route 40) and 5th Street when traveling west on Lewis Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ash Fork AZ 86320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Famous Esclante Hotel (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Ash Fork (here, next to this marker); Ash Fork Maintenance Camp #1 (approx. 0.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,043 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 24, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 2. submitted on July 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3. submitted on July 24, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4. submitted on July 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.