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Cochise County



Court Records of Cochise County

Cochise County Court House, Bisbee

Postcard of Cochise County Courthouse, Bisbee circa 1910-1920 owned by Jean Walker

Cochise County was formed February 1, 1881 from a portion of Pima County. So, some of the earlier court records might actually be located in Pima County.

The county is named for a famous apache warrior. Chief Cochise was leader of the Chokonen band of the Chiricahua Apache, local to the Chiricahua Mountains, in the mid-1800s. He was a natural born leader and operated primarily from the impregnable mountain rock formation known as Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains. Tall rock spires allowed lookouts to see anyone approach from far off. Many hiding spots allowed for easy ambush. The Stronghold was never taken. Cochise still ranged across a huge area--from Tucson, Arizona to Mesilla, New Mexico, and from Safford, Arizona to several hundred miles into Mexico. He repeatedly refused all talks about relocating his people to a reservation because he felt that the reservations had poor conditions. Chief Cochise died of natural causes June 9, 1874 and his burial is believed to be somewhere in the Chiricahua Mountains.

Cochise County currently has two court locations. The main court at 100 Quality Hill in Bisbee, PO Box 204, AZ 85603 with a secondary office at 100 Colonia De Salud, Suite 200, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635.

View the Cochise County Court web here.

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If you have questions, contributions, or problems with this site, email: Jean Walker

Coordinator - Jean Walker

State Coordinator: Colleen Pustola

Asst. State Coordinators: Shannon Lanning and MD Monk

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