LEGAL INFO: T1N, R1W
CLIMATE: Warm winter, hot summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Winter, fall, spring
On the west bank of the
Agua Fria River.
Coldwater began as a freight station in the 1890's. Coldwater was named after the river and a nearby well. Later, the railroad established a station nearby which it called Litchfield. The residents of Coldwater moved to the railroad stop. The original post office was called Coldwater and was established in 1896. In 1897 it was changed to Cold Water and continued under this name until 1905. In 1911 it was reestablished, this time as Avondale.