Wandering Lizard
Arizona

An online magazine with information related to attractions, lodging, dining,
and travel resources in selected areas of Arizona

Cochise County

Tombstone

Tombstone, Arizona, is located in the southwestern corner of the state on Arizona Highway 80 roughly half way between Benson and Bisbee. It is part of land traditionally occupied by Apache Indians. In 1877, while acting as part of a U.S. Army scouting expedition, Edward Lawrence Schieffelin discovered a rich vein of silver, filed a claim, and named his mine Tombstone. A town site was laid out in 1879, took the name of Ed's mine, and, by the mid 1880s, about 20,000 people were living in Tombstone. In 1882 the Cochise County Courthouse was built and the town remained the county seat until 1929 when it was moved to Bisbee. a number of well known Western figures lived in Tombstone including the Earp brothers and it was here that the famous "Fight at Ok Corral" took place. Today the core of the old town has been restored and caters to tourism.

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