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Welcome to Tombstone ...

The city of Tombstone is located in Cochise County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tombstone has a population of 1,303 people<2> (see below for details).

Tombstone was established in 1879.

The community of Tombstone is 4,450 feet [1,356 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Tombstone is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Tombstone lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Tombstone is within the boundaries of the (520) area code.

The ZIP code for Tombstone: 85638<4>

Websites for Tombstone ...

Official Website: www.cityoftombstone.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tombstone had an population of 1,303 people. This is a decrease of 5.58% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tombstone had a population of 1,380 people. This makes Tombstone the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Tombstone represents 0.02% of the population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 84th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,380 people, the population of Tombstone decreased 8.24% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,504 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tombstone.

Communities near Tombstone ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tombstone.

  • Sierra Vista [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sierra Vista
    • Sierra Vista [Cochise County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Tombstone
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,045 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sierra Vista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sierra Vista<6>
  • Huachuca City [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huachuca City
    • Huachuca City [Cochise County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Tombstone
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,736 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huachuca City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huachuca City<6>
  • Fairbank [Cochise County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbank
    • Fairbank [Cochise County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Tombstone
  • Charleston [Cochise County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
    • Charleston [Cochise County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Tombstone
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gleeson [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gleeson
      • Gleeson [Cochise County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Tombstone
    • Turquoise [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turquoise
      • Turquoise [Cochise County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Tombstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turquoise have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Courtland [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Cochise County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Tombstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Saint David [Cochise County]
    • De Anza Village [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Anza Village
      • De Anza Village [Cochise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Tombstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Anza Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Anza Village
    • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tombstone. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tombstone.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tombstone. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tombstone.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tombstone. Our list includes 26 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tombstone.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tombstone ...

Looking for more information about Tombstone? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tombstone, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tombstone.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Cochise County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tombstone: www.cityoftombstone.com/

The official website for Cochise County: www.cochise.az.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Cochise, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tombstone.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tombstone - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Tombstone). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tombstone or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tombstone) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tombstone. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tombstone

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tombstone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7143, Longitude: -110.0651    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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