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

295 N 2nd Street Tombstone, AZ 85638
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
TBD Hwy 80, Unit – Tombstone, AZ 85638
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0 beds 0 baths $499,000
E Highway 80 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of E Highway 80, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22013310)
0 beds 0 baths $199,000
204 W Fremont Street Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 204 W Fremont Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22011981)
0 beds 0 baths 2,168 sqft $210,000
204 W Fremont Street Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 204 W Fremont Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22011273)
3 beds 3 baths 2,168 sqft $210,000
Dinwiddie Ranch Road Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of Dinwiddie Ranch Road, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22007220)
0 beds 0 baths $99,900
TBD S Charleston Road Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of TBD S Charleston Road, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 22004011)
0 beds 0 baths $28,900
MLS # 22002660 Tombstone, AZ 85638
0 beds 0 baths $120,000
416 E Fremont Street Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 416 E Fremont Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21930235)
0 beds 0 baths 1,150 sqft $89,900
Highway 80 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of Highway 80, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21913352)
0 beds 0 baths $125,000
514 & 516 E Fulton Street Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of 514 & 516 E Fulton Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21831844)
2 beds 2 baths 1,494 sqft $124,000
MLS # 21822339 Tombstone, AZ 85638
Photo of Tombstone, AZ 85638 (MLS # 21822339)
0 beds 0 baths $89,000

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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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