Welcome to Visit Tombstone.org
- An Unofficial Visitors Vacation Guide to Tombstone, Arizona
Step back in time and into the Old Wild West.
Western American history, still lives in TOMBSTONE,
ARIZONA in Cochise
County. All of Tombstone is a Registered Historic National
Landmark. Below are two of the participants of the "Gunfight
at the OK Corral" - Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
Others included Morgan Earp, Virgil Earp, and on the other side
- Frank McLaury, Tom McLaury, Ike Clanton, and Billy Clanton. View
our photos of Tombstone using the link below.
Founded by Ed Schieffelin when he
was prospecting and staked his claim naming it Tombstone
when he discovered silver and ore. His friends had told him he would
find his tombstone if he went off in the desert from Camp
Huachuca. Instead, he founded Tombstone. In 1880 the first railroad
from Tombstone to Tucson
was complete and millions of dollars of silver and gold traveled
This new mode of travel and the mines of gold
and silver drew a large new population of residents. In
1881 Tombstone's population was between 6,000 and 7,000. The town
got electricity in 1902 and has survived the ups and downs of time.
Today tourism is the main attraction. It is truly "The
Town Too Tough to Die" and reconstructs itself with
Many Hollywood movies have been filmed
there and books written. It has wonderful historical tours and its
friendly residents are just waiting to share their love for Tombstone,
and the history of America's Wild West.