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How Buckeye, Arizona Got It’s Name

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Buckeye Irrigation HIstoric

Among the party was early settler, Malie Monroe Jackson who began the development of the Buckeye, Arizona Canal in 1884.

Given the canals importance to the community, the town’s first Post Office, run by Mr. Clanton’s daughter Cora Jane, was also named Buckeye. As years passed, residents began to favor Buckeye over Sidney and in 1910 the town officially changed it’s name.

While the town was originally called Sidney, Mr. Jackson dubbed the canal “Buckeye” in honor of his home state of Ohio.

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