"Willcox-Home of Rex Allen" Willcox by Basaic

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Willcox

Willcox was called "Maley" when it was first founded in 1880. Willcox was a whistle stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad. It was renamed "Willcox" in 1889 after a visit by General Orlando B. Willcox., and was incorporated in 1905. Willcox has always been a kind of a transportation hub as a number of railroad lines went through here. Willcox is halfway between El Paso and Phoenix along Interstate 10. Cattle and agriculture are also important to the town and there is a big cattle auction here each week. Almost 4000 people call Willcox home.

Rex Allen and the Railroad

Two of the most important influences on the town of Willcox were the railroad and Rex Allen the singing cowboy. Both have museums here (see my tips).

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There are a number of hotels and restaurants in Willcox to support the tourist trade. If you like Southern Style home cooking; try Rodney's on Railroad Avenue (see my tip).

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  • In a nutshell:Friendly people, interesting town
  • Last visit to Willcox: Dec 2014
  • Intro Updated Dec 20, 2014
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