Seligman, Arizona - Birthplace of Route 66

Real Estate Agent with Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert DRE #SA554748000

Seligman, Arizona is a little-known, tiny town located between Flagstaff and Kingman on Interstate Highway 40. It is known as "The birthplace of Route 66" because it is located on one of the first, if not the first stretch of Route 66, the first transcontinental highway.  The town was an important railroad town in the last quarter of the ninteenth century. Until recently, the Harvey House was an important landmark. This building was a combination railroad station, restaurant and hotel.The town is located near the northern boundary of Yavapai County with Coconino County.

Some of the nearby land has been developed and sold as recreational properties. These developments, southwest of Seligman, include Sierra Verde Ranch, Shadow Rock Ranch and Juniper Mountain Ranches. These developments were made by dividing several sections of land into 36+ acre parcels.  Since there are many sections (one mile on a side squares) of around 640 acres each belonging to the Arizona State Land Trust, there is a LOT of green space nearby. A similar ranch, Westwood Ranch is mostly in Coconino County and is northeast of Seligman.

Below is a video showing some highlights of the Seligman Area.  For information on properties for sale in this area see

Comments (2)

Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Very interesting.. I loved the post and the video.  We used to take rte 66 from tulsa OK to Calfornia every other year!  i certainly remember the Flagstaff and Kingman AZ portions.. it was HOT!

Jan 04, 2010 03:09 PM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

John-my brother just got back from Seligman and loved the small town feel, I need to check it out. 

Feb 03, 2012 05:13 AM