The Boothill Graveyard near Tuscon, AZ is one of the most famous graveyards of the old west.
There are 250 graves in the graveyard. Many of the people who are buried in the area died from illnesses that weren't diagnosed or by being shot during fights. As you arrive on the property, there is a visitor's center that gives a few details of the graveyard before you set out to explore. This can help in knowing where to go and which graves might be more interesting than others. Pictures can be taken of the grave markers. There is also a gift shop located near the entrance to the cemetery for those who want to purchase something to remember the area. Each grave is numbered, starting at the bottom of the hill. There is a lower Jewish cemetery and memorial area.
The graveyard began as a burial plot for those who died in the west. It began in 1878 with the original name of The Tombstone Cemetery. Some of the people of the town have recently renovated the area so that those who are buried in the cemetery are respected. There are some outlaws buried in the cemetery as well as their victims.
Those who want to show their respects to some of the pioneers of the west and the people who died fighting for what they believe in can visit the Boothill Graveyard for an experience that is sombering and reflective.