Nogales, Arizona

Introduction to Nogales, Arizona

Nogales, Arizona, in Santa Cruz county, is 61 miles S of Tucson, Arizona. About 20,878 people live in Nogales.

Nogales History

The city of Nogales was originally known as Isaacson. A trading post was built in this area by Russian immigrant Jacob Isaacson in 1880. The name was changed to Nogales in 1883, when a post office was set up in the area. The name “Nogales” is a Spanish term meaning “walnut” or “walnut tree.” This name was chosen since there was once an abundance of large walnut trees in this region.

Nogales and nearby Attractions

  • Tumacacori National Monument
  • Old Tubac Schoolhouse
  • Pimeria Alta Historical Society
  • Old Nogales City Hall
  • Patgonia-Sonoita Creek Sanctuary
  • Nasib Karam Park

Things To Do In Nogales

A number of places in the city of Nogales have been listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. Among these are the Tumacacori National Monument and the Tubac Presidio, which was established by the Spanish in 1752. The Old Nogales City Hall, the Old Tubac Schoolhouse, the Santa Cruz County Courthouse and the Patagonia Railroad Depot are also all popular historic sites. Another popular tourist attraction is the Patgonia-Sonoita Creek Sanctuary, which is famous for its diverse bird life.

Nogales Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport.

Nogales Higher Education

For higher studies, one can enroll at Pima Community College or the University of Arizona.

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