Why is a tiny community in Pima County, Arizona. It's north of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and about thirty miles north of the Mexican border, and ten miles south of Ajo, Arizona.
About 116 people give Why as their residence.
The name of the town comes from the fact that the two highways made a Y-intersection. At the time of its naming, Arizona law required all city names to have at least three letters, so the town's founders named the town "Why". The intersection that was the cause of the town name is no longer there.
Monday, January 7, 2013
It is sites like these that keeps the roads between destinations interesting and enjoyable. Give me the back-roads over the interstates just about any day.