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.
WHERE DID BULLHEAD CITY GET IT'S NAME?
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.