Place:Shiprock, San Juan, New Mexico, United States

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NameShiprock
Alt namesNaatʼáanii Néézsource: Wikipedia
Naataaniineezsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35021454
Needlesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35021454
Needlessource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35021454
Sebataisource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35021454
Toohsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35021454
Tsebidaisource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35021454
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates36.793°N 108.687°W
Located inSan Juan, New Mexico, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Shiprock is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States, on the Navajo reservation. The population was 8,156 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Farmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Shiprock is named after the nearby Shiprock rock formation. It is home to the annual Northern Navajo Fair, held every October. Since 1984, the community has been the host of the Shiprock Marathon and Relay. It is also home to a campus of Diné College (formerly Navajo Community College), a tribally controlled community college with seven other campuses across the Navajo Nation. It is the site of a Chapter House for the Navajo, a Bureau of Indian Affairs agency, the Northern Navajo Medical Center (an Indian Health Service hospital), and a branch of Farmington Public Library.

Shiprock is a key road junction for truck traffic and tourists visiting the Four Corners, Mesa Verde, Shiprock and the Grand Canyon. The town lies at the intersection of U.S. Highway 64 and U.S. Highway 491 (formerly U.S. Highway 666).

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