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|Named for||John S. Cochran, first postmaster|
|Elevation||1,640 ft (500 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST (no DST))|
|Post Office opened||January 3, 1905|
|Post Office closed||January 15, 1915|
Named after its first postmaster, John S. Cochran, the small mining camp also served as a stop on the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railway. The post office was established on January 3, 1905, and was discontinued on January 15, 1915. At its peak, the town was home to approximately one hundred residents, and housed a general store and a boardinghouse, among other establishments.
Apart from a few building foundations in the town center, and the train tracks that still run by the edge of the now-abandoned town site, Cochran's last and most notable remains are a set of five largely intact beehive coke ovens across the Gila River at Butte, Arizona.
The Coke Ovens are on a 189-acre section of private property, visitation is not allowed.
Cochran is located about 15 miles (24 km) east of Florence, Arizona at .
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