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Raso, Arizona
Populated place
Location within the state of Arizona
Country United States
State Arizona
County Cochise
Elevation 4,377 ft (1,334 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 520
FIPS code 04-59060
GNIS feature ID 24575

Raso is a populated place situated in Cochise County, Arizona, 7 miles northeast of Willcox in Dragoon Pass. It has an estimated elevation of 4,377 feet (1,334 m) above sea level. It was founded in 1881 as a flag station on the Southern Pacific Railroad, originally known as "Railroad Pass", the name was changed in 1903 to Raso, for easier usage in telegraph transmissions. Raso is Spanish for "a flat plain".

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