Fredonia is a town in Coconino County, Arizona, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,314. Fredonia is Arizona's northernmost town and the gateway to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The Anasazi or Basket Makers were the first inhabitants in the area. Their presence is marked by ancient ruins in the cliffs throughout Arizona. Fredonia was originally started in 1885 as a business venture by five men who invested time, money, and energy to build a dam so they could create farmland under irrigation.
Geography and Climate
Fredonia is located at 4,680 feet (1,430 m) in elevation. It is in the Arizona Strip, the portion of Arizona lying north of the Colorado River, and is within a few miles of the Utah border. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19 sq km), all of it land. Visitors enjoy seeing the Grand Canyon from the North Rim because they can experience the wonder and beauty without large crowds and high temperatures. Fredonia is also located within a short distance of other national Parks, national monuments, state parks, and scenic outdoor recreation spots.
Fredonia is a part of the Fredonia-Moccasin Unified School District. Two schools, Fredonia Elementary/Middle School and Fredonia High School, serve the town.
Activities in the area include exploring, hiking, biking, horseback riding, four-wheeling, water skiing, boating, ATV exploration, camping, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and sightseeing at many scenic sites.