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Near Benson in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Council Rocks

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, February 19, 2010
1. Council Rocks Marker
Inscription.
Four miles southeast at
Council Rocks
Apache peace treaty with Cochise
was ratified in 1872

Near Dragoon Springs on October 12, 1872, General O.O. Howard and Cochise, Chief of the Chiricahua Apache Indians, ratified a peace treaty ending years of warfare between that tribe and the white settlers. Cochise's stronghold was hidden deep in the Dragoon Mountains beyond.
 
Erected 1962 by Arizona Development Board and A.H.D.
 
Location. 32° 3.568′ N, 110° 4.569′ W. Marker is near Benson, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10 at milepost 320. Touch for map. Marker is located at the eastbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Benson AZ 85602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Graves at Dragoon Springs (approx. 5.3 miles away); Dragoon Springs Stage Stop (approx. 5.3 miles away); Chief Cochise (approx. 11.4 miles away); Mormon Battalion (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Cochise - Strong Apache Leader. A Legends of America biography of Cochise. (Submitted on February 24, 2010.)
Council Rocks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 19, 2010
2. Council Rocks Marker
 

2. The Land of Cochise. "He carried himself at all times with great dignity, and was always treated by those about him with the utmost respect and, at times, fear." : Joseph Alton Sladen, 1872 (Submitted on February 24, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PersonsWars, US Indian
 
Council Rocks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 19, 2010
3. Council Rocks Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,517 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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