“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tombstone in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Cochise County Bank


Cochise County Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
1. Cochise County Bank Marker
Inscription. The first business in Tombstone was opened on this corner by J.B. Allen. In 1879 it was purchased by Phillip Smith who opened the Pioneer Store and an agency of the Pima County Bank within the store. When Cochise County was established, Smith changed the name to the Cochise County Bank and erected a new adobe building. The interior boasted black walnut furnishings and a burglar proof safe with a time lock. After Smith went bankrupt, it became Cochise Hardware & Trading; Bunker Hill Mining Co.; the Wolcott Department Store from 1886 to 1917 and then Tombstone Commercial Co. In approximately 1945 it became a Medical Clinic and Hospital and remained so until the mid 1960s. In later years it has housed the Chamber of Commerce and the Tombstone Visitor's Center. This is the original 1881 building, still serving the Tombstone Community.
Erected 2006 by Tombstone Restoration Commission. (Marker Number 15.)
Location. 31° 42.766′ N, 110° 4.044′ W. Marker is in Tombstone, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is at the intersection of East Allen Street and South 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Allen Street. Click for map. Marker is on the southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Tombstone AZ 85638, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Cochise County Bank image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
2. Cochise County Bank
Marker is by man with rake.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Can Can Restaurant (a few steps from this marker); Rose Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); The Grand Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Campbell & Hatch Saloon and Billiard Parlor (about 300 feet away); Tombstone City Hall (about 400 feet away); Southern Pacific Train Depot (about 400 feet away); Owl Cafe and Tourist Hotel (about 500 feet away); City Marshall Virgil Earp (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tombstone.
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photo on Marker
Cochise County Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By Frederick D. Nichols, Photographer, November 1937
4. Cochise County Bank Building
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on . • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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