Cochise, Arizona

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, Arizona
Unincorporated community
Cochise in 2014.
Cochise, Arizona
Location in the state of Arizona
Cochise, Arizona
Cochise, Arizona (the United States)
Coordinates: 32°06′49″N 109°55′18″W
CountryUnited States
Elevation4,222 ft (1,287 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST (no DST))
ZIP code
Area code(s)520
GNIS feature ID3069[1]

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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