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Mescal, Arizona
St. Louis Southwestern 9641 passing through Mescal, AZ
St. Louis Southwestern 9641 passing through Mescal, AZ
Location of Mescal in Cochise County, Arizona.
Location of Mescal in Cochise County, Arizona.
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Coordinates: 31°58′2.748″N 110°26′11.695″W / 31.96743000°N 110.43658194°W / 31.96743000; -110.43658194Coordinates: 31°58′2.748″N 110°26′11.695″W / 31.96743000°N 110.43658194°W / 31.96743000; -110.43658194
Country United States
State Arizona
County Cochise
Area
 • Total 4.93 sq mi (12.77 km2)
 • Land 4.92 sq mi (12.76 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
4,085 ft (1,245 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,751
 • Density 355.53/sq mi (137.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
ZIP code
85602
Area code(s) 520
GNIS feature ID 31744

Mescal is a Census-designated place located in Cochise County, Arizona, United States.

Mescal was originally a populated place, at a rail station on the Southern Pacific Railroad at an elevation of 4,085 feet. The modern community lies to the south of the railroad near Interstate 10, at 4,170 feet. Mescal had a population of 1,812 in the 2010 Census. Mescal had a post office from 1913 until 1931.

Mescal appears on the Mescal U.S. Geological Survey Map.

Popular Culture

Parts of the movie Tom Horn (film) starring Steve McQueen were filmed in Mescal

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 1,751
U.S. Decennial Census

Transportation

Benson Area Transit provides transportation to Benson two days a week.

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