Cascabel, Arizona

Cascabel is a ghost town in Cochise County, Arizona, United States.

Cascabel, Arizona
Cascabel, Arizona
Location in the state of Arizona
Cascabel, Arizona
Cascabel, Arizona (the United States)
Coordinates: 32°17′29″N 110°22′46″W
CountryUnited States
Elevation3,195 ft (974 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST (no DST))

It is located at 32.291N / 110.378W, on the banks of the San Pedro River, east of Tucson and about 37 km north-northwest of Benson.

The name Cascabel derives from Spanish for "rattle", because an early settler killed a large rattlesnake here.[2] Cascabel was a small farming community. The post office was started by Alex Herron, a small ranch and store owner, in 1916. When deciding what to name the Cascabel post office, Herron, while on the way to Benson, met a Mexican man with a dead rattlesnake. Herron asked what the name of the snake was and the man replied "Cascabel." This was the name Herron decided to name the post office.[3] The post office was in operation until 1936.


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cascabel
  2. "Cascabel, Arizona". Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  3. "Cascabel Community Center". Archived from the original on 2011-05-13. Retrieved 12 April 2011.

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