Gabriele Gerlach Realtor

(928) 853-5574

Flagstaff, Arizona (population in 2013 68,667) is 7,000 feet above sea level and we are surrounded by the largest ponderosa pine tree forest in the world. We are located in Coconino county which is the second largest county in the United States. Flagstaff was named on Independence Day, 1876, when a centennial flag was flown from the tallest pine tree. This was supposed to have been a guide to travelers. It became a town in 1894. It was incorporated as a city in 1928. It has been the county seat of Coconino County since 1891. Flagstaff was originally a cow and lumber town and the base of many logging operations. In winter there is skiing, ice skating and hunting. Flagstaff is located along an old wagon road to California. Flagstaff began after the railroad arrived in 1881. Today Flagstaff links major routes I-40 to I-17, Highway 89 to Page and Utah, and Highway 180 to the Grand Canyon. Historic Route 66 passes through Flagstaff. Flagstaff is also the home of Northern Arizona University.