Cochise County

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Chochise

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

 

Created:  February 21, 1881

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.

 

Old County Courthouse – Tombstone

 

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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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Graham County and Greenlee County

E – Hidalgo County, New Mexico

S – Mexico

W – Santa Cruz County and Pima County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008