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Kansas Settlement, Arizona
Populated place
Country United States
State Arizona
County Cochise
Elevation 4,216 ft (1,285 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 520
FIPS code 04-36850
GNIS feature ID 24476

Kansas Settlement is a populated place located in Sulfer Springs Valley in Cochise County, Arizona. It has an estimated elevation of 4,216 feet (1,285 m) above sea level.

After World War II, farming around Kansas Settlement expanded greatly, due to opening markets and better irrigation techniques. However, by 1985 less than 25% of the area's irrigated farmland was still in production. The largest reason for this was the dropping levels of aquifers, which significantly increased the cost of pumping water for irrigation. In one year alone, 1963, water levels in Kansas Settlement dropped by fifty feet. One of the crops grown in and around Kansas Settlement are orchards of Western Schley pecans. Between May 2005 and December 2008, a large study was done in Kansas Settlement on the effects of nitrogen fertilization on the Western Schley pecan.


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