Sedona Name Meaning & Origin

Sedona

Pronunciation: seh-DOH-nə (key)

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Meanings and history of the name Sedona

According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedona,_Arizona):
The city of Sedona was named after Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly. She was the wife of the first postmaster there - Theodore Carlton Schnebly.
Sedona's mother, Amanda Miller, said she made the name up because "it sounded pretty," to her.

Famous real-life people named Sedona

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.

Sedona in song, story & screen

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.

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