Sonoita (/səˈnɔɪ.tə/; O’odham: Ṣon ʼOidag) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. The population was 818 at the 2010 census.
The origin of the name of the CDP is the O’odham Ṣon ʼOidag, which may be best translated as “spring field”.
Sonoita is located in northern Santa Cruz County. The community is at the intersection of Arizona State Route 83 and Arizona State Route 82. The Santa Rita Mountains and the Canelo Hills lie to the west and southwest respectively. The headwaters of Sonoita Creek are just west of the site.
Historic Fort Crittenden and Fort Buchanan lie about four miles west of Sonoita just north of Sonoita Creek and route 82.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.5 square miles, all of it land.
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