Socatoon Station

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Socatoon Station, was a stagecoach station of the Butterfield Overland Mail between 1858-1861. It was located four miles east of Sacaton a Maricopa village from which it took its name.[1] This station was located 22 miles east of Maricopa Wells Station and 11 miles east of Casa Blanca Station and 13 miles north of Oneida Station.[2]

The location of the station was on the route of the Southern Emigrant Trail at the first camp on the Gila River after crossing the desert from Tucson. It was a stopping place for the San Antonio-San Diego Mail Line in 1857-58 before becoming the site of a Butterfield station.[3] After the Civil War, it was again used as a stage station by other stage lines.