Nothing, Arizona (photo by Aantich)

Nothing, Arizona by Aantich

     Nothing is a small unincorporated settlement in far eastern Mohave County, Arizona, with four inhabitants. The locals tell travelers it "got named by a bunch of drunks.”

    The settlement was established in 1977, located 100 miles northwest of Phoenix, and roughly 20 miles south of Wikieup, the "rattlesnake capital of Arizona." It is west of the mining town of Bagdad at milepost 148½ on US Route 93 (the Joshua Forest Scenic Parkway) between Wickenburg and Kingman, on the route from Las Vegas to Phoenix.        

    The entire population ran a gas stop and garage. The gas station had a flat bed truck selling rocks and minerals found nearby as local souvenirs. Behind the gas station, down the embankment, was a small scrap heap.

     The town sign reads: “Town of Nothing, Arizona. Founded 1977. Elevation 3269 ft. The staunch citizens of Nothing are full of Hope, Faith, and Believe in the work ethic. Thru the years, these dedicated people had faith in Nothing, hoped for Nothing, worked at Nothing, for Nothing.”

     Nothing was abandoned May 2005. 

     This is the place where Hix Larkin made his home and prospected from time to time. © Tanna Thornburg 2014