Raso, Arizona

Raso is a populated place situated in Cochise County, Arizona, 7 miles northeast of Willcox in Dragoon Pass.[2] It has an estimated elevation of 4,377 feet (1,334 m) above sea level.[1] It was founded in 1881 as a flag station on the Southern Pacific Railroad, originally known as "Railroad Pass", the name was changed in 1903 to Raso, for easier usage in telegraph transmissions. Raso is Spanish for "a flat plain".[3]

Raso, Arizona
Location within the state of Arizona
Raso (the United States)
Coordinates: 32°20′22″N 109°45′23″W
CountryUnited States
Elevation4,377 ft (1,334 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s)520
FIPS code04-59060
GNIS feature ID24575


  1. "Feature Detail Report for: Raso". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. "Raso (in Cochise County, AZ) Populated Place Profile". AZ Hometown Locator. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  3. Barnes, Will Croft (2016). Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. p. 356. ISBN 0816534950.

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