Ewell Station

Ewell Station, a later station of the Butterfield Overland Mail located 24.4 miles east of Dragoon Springs, Arizona and 12.22 miles west of Apache Pass Station. This station shortened the route between Dragoon Springs and Apache Pass Stations and provided a water stop not previously available. The station was probably started in late 1858 as it is not listed in Oct., 1858 [1] but appears in an account from 1862,[2] after Butterfield had ceased operation. Water at the station was hauled from a spring, located 4 miles north of the station in the Dos Cabezas Mountains and stored in a cistern.[3][4]


  1. List of Stations from New York Times, October 14 1858, Itinerary of the Route
  2. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Vol. L (Part I), United States. War Dept, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1897, p.121
  3. Kirby David Sanders, The Butterfield Overland Mail Route Through New Mexico and Arizona: 1858-1861, Amazon CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; April 3, 2013, pp. 80-82
  4. Gerald T. Ahnert, The Butterfield Trail and Overland Mail Company in Arizona, 1858-1861, pp 32-34, 2011, Canastota Press, Canastota, New York

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