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History of Scottsdale Arizona Street Names
Are you a Scottsdale, Arizona resident or thinking of moving to one of the nations top 10 places to live? Well, you may wonder where Scottsdale's name originates and where the street names and places came from.
Scottsdale itself began with Winfield Scott who was an early resident.
1888: United States Army Chaplain Winfield Scott moves to the area and purchases 640 acres of desert land at the whopping price of $3.50 per acre.
1894: The town is named “Scottsdale,” after its founder.
Winfield Scott in early Scottsdale
Winfield Scott (February 26, 1837 – October 19, 1910) was an American Baptist minister, military officer, and politician. Shortly after graduating from seminary and taking his first job as a pastor, he left his church to lead a company during the American Civil War. Injuries sustained on the battlefield eventually led to his discharge from the military. Following the war, Scott moved to Kansas where he grew one church and established several others. He continued in ministerial and evangelical efforts in Colorado and California before becoming an U.S. Army ... more
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