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Portal, Arizona

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Welcome to Portal ...

Portal is located in Cochise County<1>.

Portal is 4,760 feet [1,451 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Portal is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you leave Portal 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.

Portal is located in the (520) area code.

Communities Also Named Portal ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Portal - they are located in Georgia, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ontario.

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

Communities near Portal ...

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

  • Paradise [Cochise County]
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    • Paradise [Cochise County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Portal
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  • Rodeo [Hidalgo County]
  • Apache [Cochise County]
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    • Apache [Cochise County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Portal
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  • Animas [Hidalgo County]
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    • Cotton City [Hidalgo County]
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      • Cotton City [Hidalgo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northeast of Portal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Camp Bowie [Cochise County] - Historic
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      • Camp Bowie [Cochise County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the northwest of Portal
    • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] - Historic
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      • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the northwest of Portal
    • Steins [Hidalgo County] - Historic
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      • Steins [Hidalgo County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the north of Portal
      • Former name for Steins:
      • Stein's Pass
    • San Simon [Cochise County]
    • Sunizona [Cochise County]
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      • Sunizona [Cochise County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> to the west of Portal
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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 Portal. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Portal.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Portal ...

Looking for more information about Portal? 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 Portal, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Portal.

Adding Portal to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Portal was on a map titled Road Map for Arizona (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Portal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Portal) 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 Portal. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PortalOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9141, Longitude: -109.1413    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






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