There are still people living
here and the post office is still active.
Named after the Chiricahua Apache chief, Cochise it is located four miles south of I-10,
west of Willcox. A railroad station was established in 1887, and was the junction of
the Southern Pacific and the Arizona Eastern railroads. It was a shipping point for
the old Pearce mines.
The town's first telegrapher started the hotel figuring that
people who got off at the station ought to have a place to stay. The hotel
originally opened only with beds and rooms but the "new" addition, the dining
hall, came along in 1896. You can still stay here but you have to have
reservations. The hotel is on the National Register of Historical Places. Post
office established July 21, 1887.
Cochise is located off of Highway
191 South in Cochise County, closeby to the Willcox Playa, I-10 and Dragoon