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Fort Bowie, Arizona

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Welcome to Fort Bowie ...

So far, we have found very little information about Fort Bowie. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Fort Bowie to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Fort Bowie, please Contact Us.

Fort Bowie would have been located within present day Cochise County<2>.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Bowie: Ft. Bowie

Time Zone: The area where Fort Bowie was located is in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Fort Bowie and travel east, 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.

The location where Fort Bowie once stood is in the (520) area code.

Communities near Fort Bowie ...

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

  • Bowie [Cochise County]
  • San Simon [Cochise County]
  • Paradise [Cochise County]
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    • Paradise [Cochise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Fort Bowie
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  • Sunizona [Cochise County]
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    • Sunizona [Cochise County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Fort Bowie
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Portal [Cochise County]
    • Willcox [Cochise County]
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      • Willcox [Cochise County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the west of Fort Bowie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,533 people
      • Former name for Willcox:
      • Maley
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    • Steins [Hidalgo County] - Historic
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      • Steins [Hidalgo County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the east of Fort Bowie
      • Former names for Steins:
      • Doubtful Canyon
      • Stein's Pass
    • Pearce [Cochise County]
    • Cochise [Cochise County]
    • Rodeo [Hidalgo 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 Fort Bowie. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Bowie.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arizona

About Cochise County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cochise County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Fort Bowie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort Bowie) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Bowie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1450, Longitude: -109.4359    
<4>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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