Canyon Diablo

Name:

Cascabel

County:

Cochise

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

32°17′29″N 110°22′46″W / 32.29139°N 110.37944°W / 32.29139

Elevation:

3,195 ft (974 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (NO DST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

The name Cascabel derives from Spanish for “rattle”, because an early settler killed a large rattlesnake here.  Cascabel was a small farming community. The post office was started by Alex Herron, a small ranch and store owner, in 1916. When deciding what to name the Cascabel post office, Herron, while on the way to Benson, met a Mexican man with a dead rattlesnake. Herron asked what the name of the snake was and the man replied “Cascabel.” This was the name Herron decided to name the post office.

Remains:

The post office was in operation until 1936.

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