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Cochise County


Cochise County is named for the Apache Native American leader “Cochise”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Graham County and Greenlee County

E – Hidalgo County, New Mexico

S – Mexico

W – Santa Cruz County and Pima County


Created:  February 21, 1881                  Map of Arizona highlighting Cochise County

County Seat:

Tombstone  1881 – 1929

Bisbee         1929 – present


County Courthouse – Bisbee


Location:  100 Quality Hill Road / Oak Avenue

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Roy Place

Contractor:  Clinton Campbell


Description:  The building faces north and is a five story concrete and steel structure. The building is located on the side of a hill. Dark brown stone frames the entrance which has designs and the figures of two miners.


See:  The courthouse is generally considered the best Art Deco Style courthouse in the Southwest, and the second best is located in Colfax County, New Mexico.


See:  Division II Tuscon includes Gila CountyGraham CountyGreenlee County, Pima County, Pinal County and Santa Cruz County


Old County Courthouse – Tombstone



Location:  SW – Toughnut Street / 3rd Street – Tombstone

Built:  1882 – 1883

Style:  Victorian

Architect:  Frank Walker

Contractor:  A J Ritter


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure.  The north front has a small white wood portico with balcony on the second story. The building forms a cross with peaked roofs on the east, north and south. Stone trim is along each corner. On the building center is a square white cupola with mansard green roof. The building served as the courthouse until 1929 when the county seat was moved to Bisbee. The building is now the Tombstone Courthouse Historic State Park.


Note:  The courthouse is the oldest former courthouse in Arizona that is still standing.


History:  The county was created in 1881 and Tombstone was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1882 to 1883 which is still standing. The county seat was moved to Bisbee in 1929. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1931 to 1932.


























Photos taken 2008