Louise Speaks: Being that we live in Arizona, I thought it would be interesting to go to ALL the county seats in the state. That way we could say we truly have toured and blogged about the entire state of Arizona. There are currently 15 counties in Arizona, so this could take awhile.
Today we are in Tucson, which is the county seat of Pima County. The county is named after the Pima Native Americans who are indigenous to this area. The vast majority of the county population lies in and around Tucson, filling much of the eastern part of the county with urban development. The rest of the county is sparsely populated; the largest towns are Sells and Ajo in the far western region of the county. Pima County, is one of the four original counties in Arizona. The land was acquired from Mexico in 1853. The original county consisted of all of Arizona Territory east and south of the Gila River. Soon thereafter, other counties were carved from the original Pima County.
Since Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona, behind Phoenix, most things to do in Pima County will be in the Tucson area. I would describe Pima County as a bit of nothing…there are things to do and places to see, but I wouldn’t make this a top priority on my vacation list. To read more about Pima County check out the previous posts about Tucson, Tucson Resorts, Biosphere 2, The Saguaro National Park. Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and the Ranch De La Osa Guest Ranch in Sasabee. I’m sure from reading some of the other posts you’ll know how I feel about the city of Tucson…however, there are some pretty neat things to do in Pima County. The Ranch De La Osa is a great place to stay and The Saguaro National Park is a site like no other. Even though I don’t like Tucson, I do like Pima County, so I would give it a rating of a B.