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

W Allen Street, Unit 13 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of W Allen Street, Unit 13, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22025961)
0 beds 0 baths $49,999
116 N 3rd Street Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 116 N 3rd Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22024864)
3 beds 2 baths 2,689 sqft $214,500
TBD E Windmill Road, Unit 40 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of TBD E Windmill Road, Unit 40, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22024321)
0 beds 0 baths $57,000
N Via Loma Linda Drive, Unit 722 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of N Via Loma Linda Drive, Unit 722, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22023073)
0 beds 0 baths $29,000
N Cactus Drive, Unit 752 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of N Cactus Drive, Unit 752, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22023075)
0 beds 0 baths $8,500
E Rainbow Road, Unit 1 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of E Rainbow Road, Unit 1, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22021638)
0 beds 0 baths $20,000
E Sage Circle, Unit 749 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of E Sage Circle, Unit 749, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22021634)
0 beds 0 baths $7,525
E Sage Circle, Unit 750 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of E Sage Circle, Unit 750, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22021632)
0 beds 0 baths $7,525
North Drive, Unit 27 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of North Drive, Unit 27, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22021627)
0 beds 0 baths $11,500
N Navajo Place, Unit 26 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of N Navajo Place, Unit 26, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22021622)
0 beds 0 baths $11,500
N Via Serena Circle, Unit 676 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of N Via Serena Circle, Unit 676, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22021620)
0 beds 0 baths $10,250
N Cochise Court, Unit 363 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of N Cochise Court, Unit 363, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22020335)
0 beds 0 baths $8,500
Calle Laguna Avenue, Unit 11 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of Calle Laguna Avenue, Unit 11, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22020338)
0 beds 0 baths $7,500
295 N 2nd Street Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 295 N 2nd Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22018950)
0 beds 0 baths 6,412 sqft $525,000
502 E Fremont Street Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 502 E Fremont Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22018301)
0 beds 0 baths 23,037 sqft $1,990,000

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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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