A little background and history

Real Estate Agent with Next Wave Real Estate Investments

Bullhead City, Fort Mohave and Mohave Valley all lie within the boundaries of Mohave County, Arizona.  Mohave County is the 5th largest county in the US in terms of area, but the population is less than 200,000 people (smaller than many California towns and cities).  The county is larger than many New England States. 

Mohave County is bordered on the west by the Colorado River, which forms the border between Arizona, Nevada and California.

The three population centers are Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, and Kingman (the county seat).  In between these areas are a few small towns, a lot of mines, and a few miners, some of whom only have their donkeys for company.   Much of Mohave County consists of some of the wildest and most barren mountains found anywhere.  I've explored some of these mountains by Jeep and walking, so I'll probably be back to that subject. 

But we're concentrating on the Bullhead City area, so we'll leave the others alone for now.  Might come back to them later though.


When I first heard of this area I thought "why would anyone name a city after an ugly fish!?!?" Eventually I found out the truth:  Bullhead City was named after Bull's Head Rock.  Bull's Head Rock is a big rock in the Colorado River that was used as a landmark by the steam ships that used to come up the river, until the rock was covered by the construction of Hoover (Boulder) Dam to the north on the Colorado River. 

Okay, I'm being called, so more later. 


Comments (4)

Toby Barnett
KW North Sound - Marysville, WA
Toby Barnett
Swing by and check out an idea that Eric gave me...images and tables can be fun :P
Aug 07, 2006 06:41 PM
Steve Dalton
219-465-8352 - Valparaiso, IN
Northwest Indiana Home Builder
Gene, you haven't posted for a while.  Man have things changed on AR.  Check out www.localism.com too.
Jan 18, 2007 08:03 AM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!
Gene, Thanks for the background and history information.  Interesting read.
Jun 12, 2007 11:41 AM
James Wexler
wexzilla.com - Scottsdale, AZ

hope things are well . thanks for the history. are you posting on an outside blog these days??

Aug 12, 2008 05:15 PM