Named for Fort Bowie, whose ruins are a designated Historic Site, Bowie came
to life in 1880 through the combined efforts of the Southern and Pacific
Railroad and frontiersman, James Tevis. Bowie is surrounded by mountain
ranges with 300 miles of hiking trails and cool pine, fir and spruce.
Elevation: 3,737 feet
Explore our website to learn more about the town of Bowie.
Moving to Bowie?
"As I was taking my walk and rejoicing in this gorgeous late-October morning, I noticed four
javelinas watching me from the adjacent vineyard. Through all my travels, this has always
been 'my home'. I am so grateful to be living in this small high desert community
surrounded by wildlife, mountains, trees, vineyards and, most of all, good people.
We are proud of our area's rich heritage, steeped in colorful history.
We have been survivors through ups and downs in its economy. Today as we begin to
rebound again, I see the vision and resilience that has always lived here.
WELCOME TO BOWIE!"
Nancy-Jean Welker, President, Bowie Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber's letter to the community on our recent activities.
Chambers in the Southeastern AZ Rural Chamber Alliance.
The Bowie Chamber of Commerce Brochure.
"Images of America: Bowie" is now available!
Contact Sulphur Springs Valley Historical Society to order your copies.
The society has the best shipping rates; $3.50 to ship up to 3 books, and
because the society is nonprofit, there is no tax.
Send your order with $21.99 per copy, add the shipping charge,
and mail to: Sulphur Springs Valley Historical Society,
127 E. Maley, Willcox, AZ 85643.
We have a new restaurant in town called End Of The Trail Watering Hole.
It is located next to the Bowie Market and is open for lunch and dinner. Phone