Ask the Marshall
- Written by Marshall Trimble
- Published June 30, 2007
Where is Wyatt Earp’s second “wife,” Mattie Blaylock, buried?
Mattie’s body lies in the historic Pinal City Cemetery near the town of Superior, Arizona, a few miles east of Apache Junction (see map below). Her grave is the first one on the right at the 8x8 upright post. A plaque should designate her grave, but people sometimes steal it to take home as a souvenir.
If you’re interested in Old West grave sites, you should purchase Violence Was No Stranger by the late James Browning (Barbed Wire Press). The book offers photographs of most of the well-known characters, and a few of the lesser renown ones, as well as directions to the grave sites. The 1993 book is out of print and a little hard to find, but the book is well worth the effort and expense.