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  • Charleston

9 miles southwest of Tombstone

Charleston was a milling town for the mines of Tombstone. Original businesses included saloons, hotels, general stores, restaurants, livery stables, meat market, hay yard, post office schools, church, blacksmith. Permanent residence totaled about 400. The town went ghost around the early 1900's. During WWII, it was used as a war gaming area by Ft Huachuca.

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  • Contention City

3 miles north of Fairbank and east of San Pedro River

Contention City was a milling town for the mines of Tombstone. Businesses included a saloon, hotel, mercantile, blacksmith, dairy, meat market, and Chinese laundry. Permanent residents totaled about 100. The town went ghost about 1886 when the Tombstone mines flooded and closed.

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  • Courtland

19 miles east of Tombstone

Courtland was a copper mining town. The town boasted many business, a railroad line, and newspapers, motion picture theater, and more. Peak population was about 2000. The town went ghost shortly after 1942 when the post office closed.

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  • Galeyville

6 miles northwest of Portal

Galeyville was a mining town with a smelter for the local Texas Mine. The town had the usual amount of businesses, including saloon, general store, etc. The town has a history of visits by Curly Bill and other "names." The town went ghost about 1882.

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  • Garces

10 miles south of Sierra Vista

Also called Reef and Palmerlee, Garces was a mining camp for the Reef Mine and others. The town had a meat market, boardinghouse, general store, school, and other like businesses. The town went ghost about 1926.

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  • Hamburg

16 miles south of Sierra Vista

Hamburg was a small mining town, and had a boardinghouse, general store, saloons, and a few other businesses.  It is uncertain exactly when the town went ghost, but nothing is left.

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  • Hilltop

14 miles south of San Simon

Hilltop was a mining town for the Hilltop Mine. The town's businesses included bunkhouses, manager's house, dance hall, pool hall, and a restaurant. The town went ghost in the 1930's.

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  • Johnson

19 miles northeast of Benson

Johnson was the mining town for the Peabody Mine. Businesses included the usual saloons, stores, boardinghouse, and several other businesses. The town went ghost during the depression.

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  • Middlemarch

9 miles west of Pearce

A small copper mining camp, Middlemarch had a general store and a post office. The town went ghost about 1919.

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  • Millville

8 miles south of Tombstone

Millville was a milling town for Tombstone silver mines. The town had a large company building, the mill, and several other businesses. The town went ghost about 1880.

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  • Russellville

17 miles southwest of Wilcox

Russellville was a smelting town for the Peabody Mine. The town had a blacksmith, general store, saloons, and restaurant. The town went ghost about 1883.

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  • Sunnyside

15 miles southwest of Fort Huachuca

Sunnyside was a mining town for the Copper Glance Mine.; The town was a religious colony. No gambling houses, saloons, or other businesses of the like were allowed. The town went ghost about 1934.

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  • Tombstone

75 miles southeast of Tucson

The town too tough to die...

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