Where is Johnny Ringo’s
Lago Vista, Texas
Johnny Ringo, most known for being among the Tombstone Cowboys who feuded with the Earps and Doc Holliday, is buried where wood hauler John Yoast found his body on July 14, 1882—after he shot himself—on Turkey Creek on the western slope of the Chiricahua Mountains. You can reach Ringo’s grave site from State Route 191 (formerly 81) south of Willcox, Arizona. The road to the grave is found where the highway makes a 90-degree turn. It is on private land, so you will need to get permission from the rancher before you can visit the grave.
Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian.
His latest book is Wyatt Earp: Showdown at Tombstone.
If you have a question, write:
Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008,
Cave Creek, AZ 85327 or e-mail him at