Kansas Settlement, Arizona

Kansas Settlement is a populated place located in Sulfer Springs Valley in Cochise County, Arizona.[2] It has an estimated elevation of 4,216 feet (1,285 m) above sea level.[1]

Kansas Settlement, Arizona
Kansas Settlement
Location within the state of Arizona
Kansas Settlement
Kansas Settlement (the United States)
Coordinates: 32°03′54″N 109°45′46″W
CountryUnited States
Elevation4,216 ft (1,285 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s)520
FIPS code04-36850
GNIS feature ID24476

After World War II, farming around Kansas Settlement expanded greatly, due to opening markets and better irrigation techniques.[3] However, by 1985 less than 25% of the area's irrigated farmland was still in production. The largest reason for this was the dropping levels of aquifers, which significantly increased the cost of pumping water for irrigation.[4] In one year alone, 1963, water levels in Kansas Settlement dropped by fifty feet.[5] One of the crops grown in and around Kansas Settlement are orchards of Western Schley pecans. Between May 2005 and December 2008, a large study was done in Kansas Settlement on the effects of nitrogen fertilization on the Western Schley pecan.[6]


  1. "Feature Detail Report for: Kansas Settlement". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. "Kansas Settlement (in Cochise County, AZ) Populated Place Profile". AZ Hometown Locator. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  3. Arizona farming. Arizona Highways. 57. Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona Highway Department. 1981.
  4. Marsten, Ed (1987). Western Water Made Simple. Washington D.C.: Island Press. pp. 42–43. ISBN 0933280394.
  5. Harshbarger, John William (1966). "Groundwater". Arizona Water. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office (1648): 71. ISBN 0933280394.
  6. Koch, C. (2009). Nutritional Studies on Pecans. Tucson, Arizona: ProQuest. p. 91. ISBN 110912788X.

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