Pantano

Name:

Paradise

County:

Cochise

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

31°56′5″N 109°13′8″W / 31.93472°N 109.21889°W / 31.93472

Elevation:

5,482 ft (1,671 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (NO DST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Paradise is a ghost town in Cochise County in the U.S. state of Arizona. The town was settled in 1901 in what was then the Arizona Territory.

Remains:

In 1901 the Chiricahua Development Company located a vein of ore here. A post office was established on October 23, 1901, and at its peak, the town had saloons, general stores, a jail and a hotel.

Established:

1901

Disestablished:

1943

Current Status:

The town was essentially abandoned when the local mines failed, and the post office closed on September 30, 1943.   However, a few residents remained. In June 2011, there were five permanent residents and 29 standing structures  when the Horseshoe 2 Fire swept through the area.

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