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"The Town Too Tough to Die"

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The population of Tombstone is approximately 1,569 (2006), 1380 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 839 (2000), 663 (2010).

The amount of land area in Tombstone is 11.139 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Tombstone is 4.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tombstone to Washington DC is 1990 miles. The distance to the Arizona state capital is 174 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tombstone is positioned 31.71 degrees north of the equator and 110.06 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Tombstone elevation is 4,540 feet above sea level.
Tombstone median income is $29,800 (2000).

The Tombstone median home price is $107,300 (2005).

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Tombstone location: in the southeast corner of Arizona near the border town of Douglas and about 68 miles from Tucson. Other nearby communities include St David, Sierra Vista, Huachuca City, Whetstone, Sierra Vista Southeast, Bisbee and Naco.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Tombstone is mild. In the winter, the lows are rarely below 20 degrees F. and in the summer the highs reach into the 90's.

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Tombstone history:

Tombstone is a registered National Historic Landmark.

Tombstone has a very famous history with the gunfight at the OK Corral between the Earps and the Clantons (Wyatt, Morgan and Virgil Earp along with Billy Clanton and Frank and Tom McLowery) in 1881. But the town began when a man named Ed Schieffelin came to Camp Huachuca with soldiers and left to begin prospecting in the area. He was told he would probably find his tombstone instead of silver. When he filed his first claim in 1877, he named it Tombstone. Once word went out about the rich lodes in the Tombstone area, the town was given this as its name. Mining boomed in Tombstone for seven years until rising underground water caused operations to cease. The famous Wyatt Earp gunbattle in the OK Corral was an indication of the lawlessness and violence that took place in Tombstone in its heyday. More information about the history of Tombstone may be found at the city library, the Courthouse Museum and local bookstores. The city slogan came to be after the town survived the depression and the moving of the county seat to nearby Bisbee during the 1930's.

Here is a history page for Tombstone.
The founding of Tombstone: 1879
The incorporation date of Tombstone: February 1881

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Tombstone attractions:

City of Tombstone Visitor and Information Center
Fourth & Allen Streets
PO Box 1314
Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone 520-457-3929

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Tombstone Arizona Information Online. Tombstone Attractions and business information.

Bird Cage Theater Museum
Allen and 6thStreet
Open 8-6 daily
phone: 520-457-3421
Toll-free: 1-800-457-3423
fax: 520-457-3189
PO Box 248
Tombstone,AZ 85638
Original historic landmark of the Old West.

Cowboy Museum
Sumner and Fulton(near Hwy 80 at Boot Hill)
Open 10-6 daily
Phone: 520-457-3794
PO Box 459
Tombstone,AZ 85638
Old-West Firearms, Jail, John Wayne Display, Western Movie Memorabilia

OK Corral
Allen between 3rd and 4th
Open 9-5 daily
phone: 520-457-3456
Toll-free: 1-800-518-1566 (tours only)
PO Box 367
Tombstone, AZ 85638
Life-size figures of the 1881 gun battle and more

Rose Tree Museum and World's Largest Rose Tree
4th and Toughnut
Open 9-5 daily
Phone: 520-457-3326
1880 Tombstone artifacts and mining displays; World's Largest Rose Tree 8,600 sq. feet, 113 year old Rose tree

Pioneer Home Museum
Fremont (Hwy 80) between 8th and 9th
Open 9-5 daily
Phone: 520-457-3853
PO Box 665
Tombstone, AZ 85638
Board and Batten House of mining Garland family, which contains many heirlooms

Lots of info on Tombstone - past and present!

Prickly Pear free Museum
Allen between 5th and 6th (in Prickly Pear Gift Shop)
Open 9-7 daily
Phone: 520-457-3646
PO Box 134
Tombstone, AZ 85638
Military History information and displays

Boot Hill Graveyard

Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park
3rd and Toughnut
Open 8-5 daily (Closed Christmas)
Phone: 520-457-3311
PO Box 216
Tombstone, AZ 85638
The only publicly owned museum which tells the story of the "Town Too Tough To Die"

Learn more about Tombstone at this informative site

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Tombstone economy: The main portion of the local economy is tourism with other business owners working locally or in nearby Sierra Vista, Fort Huachuca and Bisbee.

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