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Welcome to Contention ...

Contention is located in Cochise County<1>.

The location of Contention has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Contention is 3,790 feet [1,155 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Contention is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Contention lies within the (520) area code.

Adding Contention 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 Contention 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 Contention elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Contention ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Contention - it's located in Oregon.

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

Communities near Contention ...

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

  • Sierra Vista [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sierra Vista
    • Sierra Vista [Cochise County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Contention
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,045 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sierra Vista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sierra Vista<5>
  • Benson [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
    • Benson [Cochise County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Contention
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,880 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benson<5>
  • Huachuca City [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huachuca City
    • Huachuca City [Cochise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Contention
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,736 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huachuca City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huachuca City<5>
  • Tombstone [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tombstone
    • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Contention
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tombstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tombstone<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Charleston [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Cochise County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Contention
    • Saint David [Cochise County]
    • Whetstone [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whetstone
      • Whetstone [Cochise County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Contention
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whetstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whetstone
    • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County]
    • Pomerene [Cochise County]
    • Coronado Village [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coronado Village
      • Coronado Village [Cochise County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Contention
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coronado Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coronado Village

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 Contention. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Contention.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Contention. 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 Contention.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Contention ...

Looking for more information about Contention? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Contention, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Contention.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cochise County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cochise County: www.cochise.az.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

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 location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Contention - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Contention) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Contention. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7690, Longitude: -110.2020       In this case, the coordinates for Contention have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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