In 1917 the Goodyear Tire Company was looking for a climate to cultivate cotton for vehicle tire cords. They bought 16,000 acres here, in Arizona, and named the place, what else? Goodyear.
Ultimately, Goodyear sold the land for housing developments. The town became a city in 1985. Although today it does not seem much of a city.
Tucson, Arizona to Goodyear, Arizona: 147.9 miles
2 hours 51 minutes