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Adamana, Arizona

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Our Genealogy Helper for Adamana ...

So far, we have found very little information about Adamana. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Adamana to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Adamana, please Contact Us.

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Adamana (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Adamana. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Adamana is historic, it would have been located within present day Apache County.

To see how the shape of Arizona's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Apache County: Graham, Greenlee, Navajo, Montezuma (CO), Catron (NM), Cibola (NM), McKinley (NM), San Juan (NM) & San Juan (UT).

Below are the counties that are near Adamana. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Adamana:

  • Apache County     (The home county of Adamana)
  • Navajo County
    • Sun Valley [Navajo County]
    • Woodruff [Navajo County]
    • Clearview Heights [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview Heights
      • Clearview Heights [Navajo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Adamana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview Heights
    • Holbrook [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holbrook
      • Holbrook [Navajo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Adamana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,090 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holbrook<3>
    • Joseph City [Navajo County]
    • Indian Wells [Navajo County]
    • Snowflake [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowflake
      • Snowflake [Navajo County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Adamana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowflake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snowflake<3>
    • Taylor [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Navajo County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Adamana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Adamana, see our County-by-County Page for Adamana.

Newspapers Published in Adamana ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Adamana.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Adamana, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Adamana.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Adamana:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Arizona

Cemeteries Near Adamana ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Adamana.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Adamana covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

While we didn't find Adamana in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Adamana.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Adamana, with the one closest to Adamana listed first.

  • Navajo [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo
    • Navajo [Apache County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Adamana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Navajo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo
  • Holbrook [Navajo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holbrook
    • Holbrook [Navajo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Adamana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 206 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,090 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Holbrook had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holbrook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holbrook<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Adamana. See our List of 1890's Communities around Adamana.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Adamana ...

While our initial data about Adamana came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Adamana in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Adamana.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Map from 1930 (unknown title/publisher)

Rand McNally Map of Arizona and New Mexico (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Arizona (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Adamana. See our Misc Page for Adamana for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arizona

About Apache County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Apache County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Adamana, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Adamana) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Adamana. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AdamanaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adamana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9794, Longitude: -109.8220       In this case, the coordinates for Adamana have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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