A little about Cochise County, Arizona

Cochise County is located in the southeast corner of Arizona. As Arizona counties go, Cochise is only average-sized. At about 6200 square miles, it is slightly larger than Connecticut (which is 5544 square miles). The population of Cochise County is approximately 120,000.

Cochise County was established on February 1, 1881, and is named after the great Chiricahua Apache chief. Cochise County is rich with classic old west history, from Apache and U.S. Cavalry conflicts to famous outlaw shootouts to mining boom towns and ghost towns. The landscape is a vast array of mountain ranges and desert grasslands. The two highest points are Chiricahua Peak (9,795 ft) in the Chiricahua Mountains on the eastern edge of the county and Miller Peak (9,466 ft) in the Huachuca Mountains on the western edge of the county.

The two links below are for very basic Cochise County road maps. One shows towns and mountain ranges only; the other adds some of the natural areas in the county. These maps will open in new browser windows. Close the window when you are done viewing the map.

Basic Road Map | Map with Natural Areas

Questions?

I kindly ask that you do not email me directly with questions about Cochise County, its people, places, or events. This is not a tourism website, its a hobby website and I really don't have the resources necessary to answer such questions. However, I do offer a resource where you might get some answers to your questions. If you have questions or comments, I encourage you to click the Discussion link in the menu at the top of the page and join the DesertAura discussion list. After you've joined (it's free), you can email your question to the list and it will be received by several people, all with an interest in Cochise County. The chances of someone knowing the answer to your question are greater when asked of many people, rather than asking only one person.


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