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  • Benson, Arizona
  • Friday, March 01, 2024
  • 06:26 PM
Sunny Expected High: 67°
Sunny, with a high near 67. West wind around 14 mph.
Windspeed: 14 mph
Saturday 67°F Sunny
Sunday 64°F Sunny
Monday 63°F Sunny
Tuesday 64°F Sunny
Wednesday 64°F Mostly Sunny
Thursday 60°F Chance Rain

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Benson Historic Research

Benson Historic Cemetery Tours

The 7th Street Cemetery in Benson was established in 1881. The land was deeded to the City of Benson as a cemetery by the Pacific Improvement Company, the California-based land company of the Southern Pacific Railroad, in March 1929. Burial plots were sold to residents by the City of Benson and the cemetery continues to be maintained by the city. The first person buried was William McDonald on October 10, 1881. His grave is unmarked. The first marked grave is Charles H. Fullerton, buried October 13, 1883. The last burial was Nicholas Solas in 1975. Some graves contain several bodies, as was common in old cemeteries. Below is a book by Edward Ellsworth, whose research documents almost all of the people buried in the 7th Street Cemetery, although most of those grave locations are unmarked. Many of the grave markers were wooden and lost in a fire many years ago.

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Final-Cemetary Tour Book 1 05-09-2023 -
Final-Cemetary Tour Book 2 05-10-2023 Rows 5 - 8
Final-Cemetary Tour Book 3 05-24-2023
Final-Cemetery Tour Book 4 05-24-2023

Historic Maps

Benson Town Layout 1880
Sanborn July 1886
Cochise County map1889
Sanborn November 1890
Sanborn May 1898
Sanborn April 1901
Sanborn March 1909-1
Sanborn March 1909-2
Benson Business 1919
Sanborn Feb 1931-1
Sanborn Feb 1931-2
Sanborn Feb 1931-3
Sanborn Feb 1931-4
Sanborn Feb 1931-5

Historic Business Directories

1881 Directory Benson
1883-1884 Directory Tucson Tombstone
1905-1906 Benson Directory
1909-1910 Directory
1918 Directory
1919 Directory
1922 Directory
1925 Directory
1927 Directory
1928 Directory
1929 Directory
1930 Directory
1931 Directory
1932 Directory
1949 Directory

Historic Photos

0001 4th & Huachuca 1903
0002 4th & Huachuca 1948
0003 4th & Huachuca E
0004 4th and Patagonia E
0005 4th and Patagonia E 1943
0006 4th and Patagonia E
0007 4th and San Pedro W
0008 Hill View 1926
0009 4th and San Pedro1948
0010 4th&land1942
0011 Roundhouse 1908
0012 4th&SanPedroWest1949
0013 4th Greyhound depot 1945
0014 BurntDistrict1904
0015 C
0016 Residences 1909
0017 Dons Cafe East 1942
0018 Dons Cafe West 1942
0019 Grill Cafe 2 1942
0020 Benson CofC1948
0021 Kings Court 1948
0022 Grill Cafe 1941
0023 Warren-Lewis Bros 1948
0024 4th & Prickley Pear 1967
0025 Benson Primary 1928
0026 Benson Grammar 1900
0027 Benson School 1911
0028 Benson School 1909
0029 Benson School 1908
0030 Benson Smelter 1906
0031 Benson Smelter1914
0032 Benson Smelter1910
0033 4th & San Pedro 1910
0034 4th & Huachuca 1910
0035 Maier bros 1914
0036 Benson 6th and Patagonia1910
0037 Benson Hill 1903 south
0038 Benson Hill 1903 west
0039 Benson 1908 from hill SW
0040 Benson from the hill 1948
0041 Benson Aerial sw1948
0042 Benson Aerial w
0043 Benson Aerial W 1952
0044 Benson Aerialw 1949
0045 Depot 12-20-1965
0046 Benson Depot west 1974
0047 Benson Depot 1906
0047 Benson Depot West 1955
0048 Benson Depot 1906
0049 Benson Depot 1915
0049 Benson Depot 1942
0050 Benson Depot 1942
0050 Benson Depot 1950
0051 Benson Depot 1950
0051 Benson Depot 1954
0052 Benson Depot 1954
0052 Benson Depot West 1955
0053 Depot 1920
0054 Depot 1907
0055 Depot 1906
0056 Benson Railroad Yard 1902
0057 Benson Railroad Yard 1903
0058 EPSW Locomotive 1904
0059 SP Locomotive 1909
0060 Train Near Benson 1906
0061 Virginia Hotel 1902
0062 Virginia hotel 1907
0063 Benson RR tracks 1921
0064 Industrial School Benson 1904
0065 Industrial school 1910
0066 Industrial School 1911
0067 Industrial School Gym 1912
0068 Industrial School 1907
0069 Benson Industrial School 5-9-1913
0070 City Hall 1948
0071 City hall 1949
0072 Hotel Banks 1904
0073 Hotel Banks Fire 1909
0074 San Pedro Court1950
0075 Camp Benson 1942
0076 Camp Benson 1942
0077 Camp Benson1946
0078 Camp Benson1948
0079 Camp Benson 1948
0080 Deluxe Motel 1946
0081 Deluxe Motel 1951
0082 Deluxe Motel 1959
0083 Deluxe Motel 1960
0084 Quarter Horse 1955
0085 Quarter Horse 1949
0086 Quarter Horse 1959
0087 Quarterhorse 1948
0088 Hamiltons Drugs 1950
0089 Highway 86 1953
0090 East Benson 1947
0091 Benson Hospital 1947
0092 Horseshoe Cafe 1939
0093 Horshoe Cafe South 1942
0094 Horshoe Cafe East 1945
0095 Horseshoe Cafe West 1945
0096 Horseshoe East 1948
0097 Horseshoe inside 1954
0098 Horseshoe inside 1955
0099 Texaco Bus Stop 1942
0100 Greyhound Stop 1942
0101 Greyhound Stop 1943
0102 East Benson 1952
0103 Etz Meat Market 1910
0104 4th St
0105 Oakleys Garage 1955
0106 Snow Storm in Benson 1906
0107 Bronco Riding in Benson 1912
0108 Benson Rodeo 1947
0109 Benson Rodeo 1942
0110 Benson Rodeo 1941
0111 S W Lumber co 1916
0112 White Kitchen East Benson 1950
0113 Val Kimbrough Museum 1948
0114 Val Kimbrough 1950
0115 Wins Place 1947
0116 Wins Place 1949
0117 Winns card
0118 PAGE LEE 1967
0119 4th street 1934
0120 Hwy 86 1945
0121 HWY 86 Texas Canyon 1948
0122 Manison Saloon 1908
0123 Turf Saloon1908
0124 Benson Basketball 1913
0125 Apache Powder 1925
0126 Val Kimbrough 1951
0127 Industrial School Gym 1908
0128 Underpass 1945
0129 Underpass 1953
0130 Wiskerino Contest 1952

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