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|Mohave County, at
the time of its creation by Arizona's first Territorial Assembly in
1864, actually included portions of present day Nevada. Mohave County
began to attract settlers shortly after it was brought into the United
States by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. Mohave County is
geographically the second largest in the state. The county boasts 1,000
miles of shoreline and is a great water sports center. It also has the
longest stretch of historic Route 66. The Colorado River and both
man-made lakes, Lake Mohave and Lake Havasu, play an important role in
the growth of Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City.
Kingman, is the county seat,. It is located in northwestern Arizona in the Hualapai Valey. Mining, the Colorado River, and the railroad important to the county's economy. Enterprise Zones serve Bullhead City, Colorado City, Kingman Industrial Park and the I-40 industrial corridor. Its strategic location relative to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Laughlin and the Grand Canyon has made tourism, manufacturing / distribution and transportation leading industries. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., and American Woodmark Corp. are a few of the more than 70 companies located in the Airport Industrial Park.
The scenic mountains around the Kingman area, including the Hualapai Mountain Park and Cerbat Mountains, offer hiking, picnicking, camping, and other outdoor activities. Community facilities include a resource center, senior center, museum and library. Recreational facilities include: 10 parks, aerobic centers, two swimming pools, numerous lighted tennis, racquetball, shuffleboard and horseshoe courts, two golf courses, and a bowling alley.