One person said it was a fake, but I have a book written by one of Doc Holliday's cousins, Karen Holliday Tanner that states he was buried there.
Is there any other documentation that this really is the gravesite?
Might be going there in a couple of weeks.
In the book The Illustrated Life & Times of Doc Holliday by Bob Boze Bell on Page 104.
"What the Glenwood Springs paper didn't mention is that the winter weather prevented the hearst from making it up the steep road to Linwood Cemetery, which sits on a high mesa. Doc was buried at the foot of the mesa until he could be transferred. According to townsfolk he never was. As I mentioned before he is near by the cemetery, but probably in someone's yard along the trail to get to the Cemetery. The headstone is a tribute to Doc. It is probably best that no one knows the exact site because some fool will want to did him up. Littleton, Colorado has the same problem with Alfred Packer. However, you may want to learn about Kid Curry, his headstone is in Linwood Cemetery.
The view from Linwood Cemetery is still worth the hike. Hope you go anyway & learn more about Doc Hollliday & Kid Curry.
My family is from Griffin, Ga. and his Griffin family states that Doc was according to their story, buried at the bottom of the cemetery in Glenwood Springs then brought home to Griffin by his father and they are both buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Their graves are marked and there is a sign there.
The "Gravesite" stone actual says he is buried someplace in the cemetery..not necessarily where the stone actually is. So I guess you have to believe the signage and urban legend. But it is a really cool place with nice views on the way up.
I don't believe there is any definitive proof. He's actually thought to be buried in the unmarked section of the cemetery. The grave you see is just saying he's buried somewhere near here.
Thank you everyone for your responses.
If we don’t make it this trip, it will be added to another excursion!!
Best thing to do is stop by the GWS Historical Museum while you are here and speak with Cindy Hines who is the director. She will fill you in. It's a great story!
The tombstone is just a memorial and not placed over his actual grave but it is generally believed, though unconfirmed, that he is somewhere in the cemetery.
He is, according to the cemetery records, buried there, but was buried in the potters field, so the grave site at the cemetery is a memorial since the actual site wasn't marked when he was buried.
I'm not the history buff, my Husband is and he he says that he's not actually buried there. Nonetheless it's a beautiful hike and view! (I have asthma & copd & despise "hiking" but enjoyed this one )
Hi, If I remember right, the entire cemetery had been moved from its initial place because of water problems in town...the grave of Doc Holiday also has questions about if it the original site- ... Either way it is an easy hike, close to town, and interesting to see the other graves as well....
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