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Bowie, Arizona

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Welcome to Bowie ...

Bowie is located in Cochise County<1>.

Bowie is 3,760 feet [1,146 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Bowie is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Bowie lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Bowie (for example, toward Lordsburg (NM)), you will leave Mountain Standard Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT). In addition, you will be moving from an area that does not observe daylight saving time to one that does.

Bowie is within the (520) area code.

The ZIP code for Bowie: 85605<3>

Adding Bowie to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Bowie in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Bowie elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bowie on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bowie on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Bowie ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Bowie - they are located in Colorado, Louisiana (2), Maryland, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bowie.

Communities near Bowie ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bowie.

  • Camp Bowie [Cochise County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Bowie
    • Camp Bowie [Cochise County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Bowie
  • Dos Cabezas [Cochise County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dos Cabezas
    • Dos Cabezas [Cochise County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Bowie
  • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bowie
    • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Bowie
  • San Simon [Cochise County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Willcox [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willcox
      • Willcox [Cochise County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the west of Bowie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,533 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willcox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willcox<5>
    • Artesia [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Graham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Bowie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
    • Cochise [Cochise County]
    • Steins [Hidalgo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steins
      • Steins [Hidalgo County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the east of Bowie
      • Former name for Steins:
      • Stein's Pass
    • Swift Trail Junction [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swift Trail Junction
      • Swift Trail Junction [Graham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Bowie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift Trail Junction
    • Portal [Cochise County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bowie. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bowie.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bowie. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bowie.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bowie. See our Newspapers Page for Bowie.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bowie ...

Looking for more information about Bowie? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bowie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bowie.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bowie. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cochise County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Cochise, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bowie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Bowie). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bowie or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bowie) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bowie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bowie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3262, Longitude: -109.4871    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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