Resend Activation Email. Among a number of pioneer Boot Hill cemeteries in the Old West, Boothill in Tombstone is among the best-known, and it is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Tombstone in Boot Hill Cemetery, Tombstone, Arizona Contributor Names Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer Created / Published 1940 Apr. See more ideas about tombstone, cemeteries, old west. After the city built the Tombstone Cemetery on the west end of Allen Street, the "City Cemetery" was then called the old cemetery. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. Please try again later. Boothill Graveyard is a small graveyard of at least 250 interments located in Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. Boothill Graveyard is a small graveyard of at least 250 interments located in Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona. Thanks for your help! Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. We’ve updated the security on the site. It wasn’t called Boothill until the 1920’s, probably as a result of Hollywood westerns or dime novels. Search for an exact birth/death year or select a range, before or after. Explore this cemetery for graves, information and tombstones for names in Boothill Graveyard in Tombstone, Arizona, a Find A Grave Cemetery. If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to [email protected] and include a link to the page and details about the problem. The spreadsheet upload feature is disabled during this preview version of Find a Grave. If you have questions, please contact [email protected] [3], In order to attract tourists, some of the Boot Hill grave sites are falsely marked, and fictitious claims of burials have been made by the cemetery's various operators over the years. ", George Johnson, with epitaph "Here lies George Johnson hanged by mistake 1882. The following are the images of some of the notable graves in the historic Boothill Graveyard. [4] After a new city cemetery was built elsewhere, the old cemetery stopped accepting new burials in about 1883 (save for very few exceptions) and fell into disrepair until the 1940s, when the city began to restore and preserve it. I thought you might like to see a cemetery for Boothill Graveyard I found on Findagrave.com. Try again. The History of Tombstone's Boothill Graveyard In the early years Tombstone's Boot Hill Graveyard (1878-1884) was originally called the "City Cemetery". Photos larger than 8.0 MB will be reduced. It had a separate Jewish cemetery, which is nearby. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. Please contact Find a Grave at [email protected] if you need help resetting your password. For help using the website visit our help page or contact [email protected] Boot Hill is a real grave yard in which some 250 to 300 people are known to have been buried between its opening in 1878 and official closing in 1884. Boot Hill was abandoned and mostly forgotten after the opening of the present cemetery, with the more mundane name of The Tombstone Cemetery, opened on the other side of town in 1884. There is a problem with your email/password. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. This cemetery currently has no description. This account has been disabled. Thomas Harper is another badman supposedly buried in Boothill Cemetery. Select a place on the map to place the pin. Use partial name search or similar name spellings to catch alternate spellings or broaden your search. Please reset your password. He was right we was [, John Heath, accused of organizing the robbery that led to the 1883. To upload a spreadsheet, please use the old site. [citation needed]. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. A system error has occurred. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. The graves of Billy Clanton, Frank McLaury and Tom McLaury. It had a separate Jewish cemetery, which is nearby. We have set your language to Special characters are not allowed. [3], "Boot Hill" refers to the number of men who died with their boots on. Narrow your results to famous, Non-Cemetery Burials, memorials with or without grave photos and more. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. After the new City Cemetery was established in 1884 at the end of Allen Street, what became known as Boothill was referred to as the Old Cemetery. × Also known as the "Old City Cemetery", the graveyard was used after 1883 only to bury outlaws and a few others. [2] Also known as the "Old City Cemetery", the graveyard was used after 1883 only to bury outlaws and a few others. The name has had an appeal as part of the romantic side of the west and has become familiar as representing the violent end of a reckless life. Federico Duran, spelled as "Fiderico Doran" on the grave marker, who was claimed to have been killed by Sheriff, This page was last edited on 17 November 2020, at 03:20. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. BOOT HILL A name given to the frontier cemetery because most of it's early occupants died with their boots on.