Iron Springs (Cochise County, Arizona)

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This article is about the spring in Cochise County, Arizona. For the town in Yavapai County, Arizona, see Iron Springs.

Iron Springs is the historical name of a natural spring in the Whetstone Mountains of southeastern Arizona. It is famous as the site of a confrontation between Wyatt Earp and William "Curly Bill" Brocius on March 24, 1882 which resulted in Brocius' death. The site was then known as Iron Springs, but on later maps the designation is Mescal Springs.[1]

This location is in Cochise County and should not be confused with the modern town of Iron Springs, Arizona in Yavapai County.

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  1. ^ Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal by Stuart Lake.

Coordinates: 31°44′40″N 110°25′40″W / 31.74444°N 110.42778°W / 31.74444; -110.42778