Willcox Travel Guide

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Willcox Overview

Willcox is a small town with a population of under 4,000. Founded in 1880 as a whistle stop on the Southern Pacific Railway, it was originally named Maley. It was renamed in honor of a visit by the General Orlando B. Willcox in 1889. Early on it was a cattle production area but the interstate (I-10) became the main transportation and the area changed.

Willcox is also known as the birthplace of Rex Allen, known as "The Arizona Cowboy," who wrote and recorded many songs, starred in several Westerns during the early 1950s and the TV series "Frontier Doctor."