"The Williard Lee family (See Lee's Ferry, Coconino) arrived in the present Greer area in 1879, giving the locality the name Lee Valley. Gradually a community developed and with it the need for postal service. The residents wanted the name "Lee Valley", but the Post Office Department requested a shorter name, Americus Vespucius Greer (b. Alabama, 1832; d. Provo, Utah, April, 1896) had laid out the town of Amity (see Round Valley) and then moved to Lee Valley. Residents selected "Greer" in his honor."
The Post Office was established March 12, 1898, Hannah M. Wiltback was first Post Master.
Barnes, Will C.; Granger, Byrd (ed.) Arizona
Place Names University of Arizona Press. 1960.
Arizona Department of Commerce Coummunity Profile- Greer, Arizona
Greer, Arizona Local Government Websites
History of Greer Arizona
The Arizonan.com Greer, Arizona
Sites to See
Greer Memorial Library
109 County Road 1120 109 Main Street P.O. Box 144 Greer, Arizona 85927-0144
Butterfly Lodge Museum
P.O. Box 76, Greer, Arizona 85927
Open: Memorial Day ~ Labor Day
Friday ~ Sunday...10 am ~ 5 pm
Books/Manuscripts found in the ASU Library Catalog
On the road to nowhere : a history of Greer, Arizona, 1879-1979 / written
and illustrated by Karen Miller Applewhite.
F819 .G75 A66
CE EPH DTO Greer
Last Updated: July 18, 2002
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