Near Pearce in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
A coroner's jury reported the death to be suicide, and Ringo was buried on the spot. There were others who viewed the body and maintained that the July 13, 1882, death of Ringo was murder.
Erected by Cochise County Archaeological and Historical Society and the Arizona Historical Society.
Location. 31° 51.952′ N, 109° 25.131′ W. Marker is near Pearce, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker can be reached from Turkey Creek Road. Marker is about 150 feet north of Turkey Creek Road 4.7 miles east of Arizona Route 181. There is a pullout with a gate. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pearce AZ 85625, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp John A. Rucker A Military Outpost (approx. 8.1 miles away); Camp Rucker and the Indian Scouts (approx. 8½ miles away); Camp Rucker Timeline Old Camp Rucker Ranch (approx. 8.6 miles away); Erickson Family Cemetery (approx. 10 miles away); The Ericksons: Pioneer Settlers (approx. 10 miles away); Faraway Ranch (approx. 10.2 miles away); The Chiricahua Apache (approx. 10.3 miles away).
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Also see . . .
1. Johnny Ringo. John Peters Ringo achieved a reputation as a notorious and dangerous man in Texas based on his participation in the Hoodoo War, also known as the Mason County War, which peaked in violence during 1875. Around 1879, Johnny Ringo drifted West to the territory of Arizona, where the notorious cowboy became the chief antagonist of Wyatt Earp, and received more notoriety before his death in July 1882. For more than a century, mystery and controversy have circulated about the details of Ringo's demise, making his death one of the most hotly debated deaths in Old West history. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
2. Johnny Ringo Gravesite. This Ghost Towns site offers additional information, location and photos of the Johnny Ringo gravesite and oak tree where his body was discovered. (Submitted on March 10, 2010.)
3. Who Killed John Ringo Video.
Clip from the Haunted Saloon www.hauntedsaloon.com (Submitted on July 14, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,243 times since then and 86 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week July 14, 2013. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 6. submitted on March 10, 2010. 7. submitted on May 14, 2016, by Joe Gallagher of Ontario, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.