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Sedona (pronounced /sɨˈdoʊnə/) is a city and community that straddles the county line between Coconino and Yavapai counties in the northern Verde Valley region of the U.S. state of Arizona. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 11,220.
Sedona's main attraction is its stunning array of red sandstone formations, the Red Rocks of Sedona. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The Red Rocks form a breathtaking backdrop for everything from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails.
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- I named my daughter Sedona after the city. I grew up in Tucson, AZ and have always loved the city of Sedona. The Red Rocks are amazing and give the vision of a strong foundation, which is why I chose the name. I wanted her to know the region of the country where her mother grew up and now she will know the story behind her name. She is only 17 months now, but I took her there a few months ago to get some pictures for here scrap book and nursery.
- One of my cousins is named Sedona, and as a kid I was always kind of jealous of her name. She'd get compliments on it all the time! And she still does, too. People always think her name is gorgeous.
- My best friend was called Sedona. She was always Seda for short. Such a beautiful and clearly unique name.
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Sedona (in Arizona) is named after Sedona Miller Schnebly (1877–1950), the wife of the city's first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness.
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Many of Hollywood's classic westerns were filmed in or near Sedona. The red rock buttes and desert landscape provided a striking setting for these films, most notably Broken Arrow (1950), starring James Stewart. A number of the movie's shooting locations can still be visited via off-road trails.
An intricate chase scene in the Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin comedy Midnight Run was filmed on the trails surrounding Sedona.