Tombstone is a historic city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, founded in 1879 by prospector Ed Schieffelin in what was then Pima County, Arizona Territory. It became one of the last boomtowns in the American frontier. The town was established on a mesa above the Goodenough Mine. Within two years of its founding, although far distant from any other metropolitan area, Tombstone had a bowling alley, four churches, an ice house, a school, two banks, three newspapers, and an ice cream parlor, alongside 110 saloons, 14 gambling halls, and numerous dance halls and brothels. All of these businesses were situated among and on top of a large number of silver mines. The gentlemen and ladies of Tombstone attended operas presented by visiting acting troupes at the Schieffelin Hall opera house, while the miners and cowboys saw shows at the Bird Cage Theatre and brothel.

The town grew significantly into the mid-1880s as the local mines produced $40 to $85 million in silver bullion, the largest productive silver district in Arizona. In the mid-1880s, the silver mines penetrated the water table and the mining companies made significant investments in specialized pumps. A fire in 1886 destroyed the Grand Central hoist and the pumping plant, and it was unprofitable to rebuild the costly pumps. The city nearly became a ghost town, saved only because it was the Cochise County seat until 1929. The city’s population dwindled to a low of 646 in 1910. It grew to 1,380 by 2010. Tombstone is the Town to tough to die. Now with small Restaurants and Shops this small community stays thriving threw the years.

Tombstone Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Tombstone

1878 N Middle March Road Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 1878 N Middle March Road, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21923227)
2 beds 1 bath 1,269 sqft $62,900
2998 N Middlemarch Road Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 2998 N Middlemarch Road, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21922525)
2 beds 1 bath 1,451 sqft $272,000
107 N San Diego Street Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 107 N San Diego Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21921075)
4 beds 2 baths 3,301 sqft $369,900
E Rainbow Road Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of E Rainbow Road, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21917349)
0 beds 0 baths $20,000
391 N Gila Drive Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 391 N Gila Drive, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21916133)
3 beds 2 baths 2,491 sqft $325,000
2535 E Roadrunner Ridge Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 2535 E Roadrunner Ridge, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21917808)
3 beds 2 baths 1,155 sqft $150,000
601 E Fremont Street Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 601 E Fremont Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21914795)
2 beds 2 baths 1,744 sqft $226,000
948 W Cholla Trail Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 948 W Cholla Trail, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21914458)
3 beds 2 baths 1,753 sqft $135,000
S Haskell Street, Unit 1 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of S Haskell Street, Unit 1, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21913372)
0 beds 0 baths $45,000
Highway 80 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of Highway 80, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21913352)
0 beds 0 baths $125,000
E Highway 80 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of E Highway 80, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21908192)
0 beds 0 baths $225,000
240 Acres On Middlemarch Road Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 240 Acres On Middlemarch Road, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21907606)
0 beds 0 baths $120,000
E Trailriders Mini Rv Street Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of E Trailriders Mini Rv Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21903567)
0 beds 0 baths $856,215
13 N 7th Street Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 13 N 7th Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21903566)
0 beds 0 baths 4,240 sqft $856,215
622 E Fremont Street Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 622 E Fremont Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21903541)
0 beds 0 baths 1,237 sqft $856,215

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Tombstone School Data

Tombstone School Districts

Tombstone Unified District
PK-12
http://www.tombstoneschools.org

Tombstone Schools

Tombstone High School
9-12, public
http://www.tombstoneschools.org/highschool
Walter J Meyer School
PK-8, public
http://www.tombstoneschools.org/walterjmeyer
Ctd – Tombstone High School
9-12, public

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