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10 Interesting Facts About Goodyear, Arizona

Facts About Goodyear

  • Goodyear is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States.
  • The 2019 population estimate was 86,840.
  • The city is home to the Goodyear Ballpark, where the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball hold spring training.
  • The city is named after the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
  • Goodyear was established in 1917 with the purchase of 16,000 acres of land by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company to cultivate cotton for vehicle tire cords.
  • According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 116.5 square miles, all land.
  • The Gila River passes through the city. The largest master-planned community is Estrella, south of the Gila River, located near the Estrella Mountains.
  • The land was used to produce cotton that was in turn used for manufacturing rubber aeroplanes tires. The area was originally known as Egypt, as Egyptian cotton was grown here. It was renamed Goodyear and incorporated in 1946.
  • Goodyear is located at 33°27′00″N 112°21′30″W / 33.45000°N 112.35833°W (33.449917, -112.358382).
  • The estimated Elevation of Goodyear is 968 ft.

 

Facts About Goodyear, Arizona
Facts About Goodyear, Arizona

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