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

Chief Cochise

 
 
Chief Cochise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
1. Chief Cochise Marker
Inscription.
Greatest of Apache Warriors
Died June 8, 1874
In this his favorite stronghold

Interred secretly by his followers
The exact place of burial was known to only
One white man – his blood brother
Thomas J. Jeffords

 
Erected 1934 by Progressive Pioneers Club, Cochise County Historical & Archeological Society, and US Forest Service.
 
Location. 31° 55.337′ N, 109° 58.042′ W. Marker is near Elfrida, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker can be reached from Ironwood Road. Touch for map. Marker is at the Cochise Stronghold Campground, 9 miles east of US-191 on Ironwood Road. Marker is in this post office area: Pearce AZ 85625, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dragoon Springs Stage Stop (approx. 6.1 miles away); Confederate Graves at Dragoon Springs (approx. 6.2 miles away); Old Pearce Post Office (approx. 8.7 miles away); Sulphur Springs (approx. 10.7 miles away); Council Rocks (approx. 11.4 miles away); Veterans Pioneers Settlers (approx. 15.3 miles away); Boothill Graveyard (approx. 15.3 miles away); Boothill Graveyard and Jewish Memorial (approx. 15.3 miles away).
 
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Dedication Plaque for Chief Cochise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
2. Dedication Plaque for Chief Cochise Marker
Dedicated May 13, 1934
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Rededicated
October 3, 1970
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Progressive
Pioneers Club
Cochise County
Historical and
Archaeological Society
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U.S.D.A.- Forest Service
 Cochise. Cochise was Chief of the Chokonen band of Chiricahua Apaches. He was a tall man, six feet, with broad shoulders and a commanding, handsome appearance. (Submitted on November 11, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Chief Cochise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
3. Chief Cochise Marker
Chief Cochise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
4. Chief Cochise Marker
Marker is located at the trail-head of the Cochise Trail.
Dragoon Mountains, Coronado National Forest image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
5. Dragoon Mountains, Coronado National Forest
Cochise Stronghold on the east side of the Dragoon Mountains, is a fabled area which was the hideout of the Chiricahua Apaches when pursued by the U.S. Cavalry.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,272 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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