Cochise, Arizona

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Cochise, Arizona
Unincorporated community
Cochise in 2014.
Cochise in 2014.
Cochise, Arizona is located in Arizona
Cochise, Arizona
Cochise, Arizona
Location in the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 32°06′49″N 109°55′18″W / 32.11361°N 109.92167°W / 32.11361; -109.92167Coordinates: 32°06′49″N 109°55′18″W / 32.11361°N 109.92167°W / 32.11361; -109.92167
Country United States
State Arizona
County Cochise
Elevation[1] 4,222 ft (1,287 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,592
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 85606
Area code(s) 520
GNIS feature ID 3069[1]

Cochise is an unincorporated community located in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. The city was created alongside the Southern Pacific Railroad in the 1880s. The city was primarily a stop for coal and water which were needed for trains at the time. At its peak, the town had a population of approximately 3,000 people. Today, only 50 people still live in Cochise. The town is also home to several historic locations.[2] In 1899, Big Nose Kate, the famed sidekick of Doc Holliday, lived in Cochise while she was working at the Cochise Hotel after Holliday's death.[3]

Cochise has the ZIP Code of 85606; in 2000, the population of the 85606 ZCTA was 1,592.[4]


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cochise has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[5]

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  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cochise Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "gnis" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ "Cochise - Arizona Ghost Town". Retrieved 2006-12-22. 
  3. ^ "Big Nose Kate - Doc Holliday's Sidekick - Page 2". Archived from the original on 2006-11-07. Retrieved 2006-12-22. 
  4. ^ "85606 - Population Finder - American FactFinder". Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Cochise, Arizona