Introduction to Douglas, Arizona
Douglas, Arizona, in Cochise county, is 101 miles SE of Tucson, Arizona. About 14,312 people live in Douglas.
The area now known as Douglas was originally founded as a smelter town where the copper ores from Bisbee, Arizona, were treated. It was named in honor of the president of Phelps Dodge Corporation, Dr. James S. Douglas. The city of Douglas was incorporated in on 15th of May, 1905. The Arizona Copper Mine Strike of 1983 occurred in this place. This 3-year strike, resulting from bargaining dispute between union copper miners and the Phelps Dodge Corporation, is considered to be an important event in the United States labor movement.
Douglas and nearby Attractions
- Chiricahua Wilderness
- Cochise Stronghold
- Douglas Golf Course
- Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum
- Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park
- Arizona Cactus Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Douglas
The Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park showcases ranching, mining, and gambling exhibits of the region. The Chiricahua Wilderness, covering an area of 87,700 acres in the Coronado National Forest, is worth paying a visit to. Other popular spots include the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum and the Arizona Cactus Botanical Garden. In addition, the city of Douglas hosts the Cochise County Fair in the month of September every year.
Bisbee Douglas International is the nearest major airport.
Douglas Higher Education
Cochise College is located in Douglas. Eastern Arizona College and Pima Community College are nearby.