Chino Valley Tidbits
The first site of the Territorial Capital of Arizona is called Chino Valley. In year 1864, the capital was moved to Prescott, some 15 miles away. The name Chino is a Spanish name for the rich fuzzy grass that was spreading in that location. Some 150 years ago, at the northern Chino Valley at Del Rio Springs, is where the military leaders picked this area due to its offering with fire wood within two or three away, good water and the best of quality timber building. The surrounding area offered swarms of antelope, turkeys, deer and other kinds of game. Del Rio Springs was also one of the river sources in the area and was known as the Verde River.
The beginning of Chino Valley's vast and long history of ranching and farming was started when, the territorial leaders of Arizona opened the pathway to a very beautiful valley in our present day called Chino Valley. The settlers didn't take much of the time for starting the land homesteading, and corn, wheat and hay were growing. During those times, the Del Rio Springs location used to be the Arizona's largest ranch. Later, in order to provide water to every residential town people in the valley, the city of Prescott purchased the surrounding land and so as the spring around 19-mile pipeline. They also sold water supply to the Santa Fe Railroad, for the reason of selling back water for the Grand Canyon and the Ash Fork. At the present time, Del Rio Springs Partners still are cherishing its history and still working with the public people and the city to maintain its significance, even though the land is already owned by someone privately.
In the year 1895, Jerome Junction was completed and at the same time, the Pacific Railroad and a branch of the United Verde with the Phoenix Railway, Santa Fe and Prescott was established. The activeness of Jerome Junction was consumed by Chino Valley in the year 1923. Four school facilities in the Town of Chino Valley, one of which was the Del Rio Elementary School, which offered the Third through Fifth Grades, presently operates by Chino Valley Unified School District, as well as the Territorial Advance Education Center or so called Pre K to Second Grade.
The school that educates the sixth to eighth graders in the town was the HMS (Heritage Middle School). The award winners of Two Channel Three Silver Apple Teacher and two County Teachers of the Year are on the HMS faculty. For advance study, Yavapai College Campus for Agribusiness, Science & Technology partners with CVHS (Chino Valley High School), which allowed seniors to enroll in CVHS and Yavapai. The CVHS houses owned five computer environments for the student program, in additional to music and art program. A full component of extracurricular activities and sports programs plus an FBLA program was also included. The Green house and Livestock Facilities financed the FFA program with the school's Aquaculture and Biotech Laboratory.
Under the supervision of one District Superintendent and the five-member Governing Board the District was operated successfully. They currently have six directors and seven administrators working full time basis, including some 190 full time and part time private employees and 158 certified teachers. The Chino Valley operator of the school was divided into two chapters. Excel Education Centers for the sixth grade up to 12th grade school that assists approximately 50 students and the Mingus Springs which is a kindergarten who is in-charge for eighth grade school that handles about 180 students.
Chino Valley agriculturists became Chino Valley with some amazing farmers and ranchers who maintained the area fresh through changing climates. The Plantation and farmland are continuously driving the economy of the Chino Valley in the present day, and this agricultural quality is what captivate lots of new residents stay and live free in town.
Every citizen can live with their dream house in Chino Valley. From a five acre parcel to a 60 x 100 like apartments, permanent mobile home sites, mobile home parks and especially single family homes. In Chino Valley, there are lots of choices that you can pick from. Chino Valley management is less restrictive than the other counties. The Valley represents different kinds of religious denominations very well. Economical living is raised by local facilities and that includes parks, Senior Center, the Teen Center, ball fields, free tennis courts, a Community Center and, an animal shelter.
Chino Valley owns the 5th largest public library in Yavapai County, and the valley has a complete library. They also provide activities for children and they have an online advance database that is connected to the other county's libraries. The Chino Valley served and protected by the local police department as well as the fire district facility. The community is really proud of their low drug and crime rates prevail, Search and Rescue Team and their County Sheriff's Posse.