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Willcox, Arizona

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Welcome to Willcox ...

The city of Willcox is located in Cochise County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Willcox has a population of 3,533 people<2> (see below for details).

Willcox was founded in 1880 and was incorporated in 1915.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Willcox: Originally named 'Maley', the town was renamed in 1839 to honor a visit by General Orlando B. Willcox (1823-1907).

Going back to its beginning, The community of Willcox was originally named Maley. For more information about the names of Willcox, see The Names of Willcox on our Genealogy Page.

Willcox is 4,160 feet [1,268 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Willcox is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from Willcox, 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.

Willcox lies within the (520) area code.

The ZIP codes for Willcox: 85643-85644<4>

Websites for Willcox ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Willcox had an population of 3,533 people. This is a decrease of 5.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Willcox had a population of 3,757 people. This makes Willcox the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Willcox represents 0.06% of the population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 67th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,757 people, the population of Willcox has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,733 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Willcox.

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

We also found Willcox on a .

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

Communities Also Named Willcox ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Willcox - they are located in Kansas and Mississippi.

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

Communities near Willcox ...

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

  • Cochise [Cochise County]
  • Dos Cabezas [Cochise County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dos Cabezas
    • Dos Cabezas [Cochise County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Willcox
  • Dragoon [Cochise County]
  • Bowie [Cochise County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Light [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Light
      • Light [Cochise County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Willcox
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Light. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Camp Bowie [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Bowie
      • Camp Bowie [Cochise County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the east of Willcox
    • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bowie
      • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the east of Willcox
    • Pearce [Cochise County]
    • Fort Grant [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Grant
      • Fort Grant [Graham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the north of Willcox
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Grant
    • Sunizona [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunizona
      • Sunizona [Cochise County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Willcox
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunizona

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Willcox. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Willcox.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Willcox ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arizona

About Cochise County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Willcox:

The official website for Cochise County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Willcox.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Willcox - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 city (such as Willcox). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Willcox or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Willcox includes: 85643 & 85644.
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Willcox) 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 Willcox. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Willcox

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willcox. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2570, Longitude: -109.8341    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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