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Our Genealogy Helper for Agua Caliente ...

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 Agua Caliente (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 Agua Caliente. 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.

Agua Caliente is located in Maricopa 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 Maricopa County: Gila, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai & Yuma.

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

  • Maricopa County     (The home county of Agua Caliente)
    • Theba [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theba
      • Theba [Maricopa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Agua Caliente
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Theba
    • Harqua [Maricopa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harqua
      • Harqua [Maricopa County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Agua Caliente
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gila Bend [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gila Bend
      • Gila Bend [Maricopa County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Agua Caliente
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,118 people
      • Former name for Gila Bend:
      • Gila
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gila Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gila Bend<3>
    • Arlington [Maricopa County]
  • Yuma County
    • Hyder [Yuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyder
      • Hyder [Yuma County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Agua Caliente
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Aztec [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aztec
      • Aztec [Yuma County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Agua Caliente
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aztec
    • Camp Horn [Yuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Horn
      • Camp Horn [Yuma County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Agua Caliente
    • Dateland [Yuma County]

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

Newspapers Published in Agua Caliente ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Agua Caliente.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Agua Caliente, 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 Agua Caliente.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Agua Caliente:

  • 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 Agua Caliente ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Agua Caliente.

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 Agua Caliente covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Agua Caliente Cemetery
  • Oatman Farmily Graves
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oatman Farmily Graves
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Oatman Farmily Graves. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Oatman Farmily Graves lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Agua Caliente.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oatman Farmily Graves
  • Fourr Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fourr Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Fourr Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Fourr Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Agua Caliente.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourr Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57013<5>

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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Agua Caliente had a population of 24 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Agua Caliente [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agua Caliente
    • Agua Caliente [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Agua Caliente
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Agua Caliente had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agua Caliente
  • Montezuma [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
    • Montezuma [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Agua Caliente
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montezuma had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montezuma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
  • Palomas [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palomas
    • Palomas [Yuma County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Agua Caliente
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Palomas had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palomas
  • Sentinel [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel
    • Sentinel [Maricopa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Agua Caliente
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sentinel had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sentinel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sentinel
  • Aztec [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aztec
    • Aztec [Yuma County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Agua Caliente
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Aztec had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aztec
  • Papago [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Papago
    • Papago [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Agua Caliente
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Papago had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Papago have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Papago
  • Norton [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
    • Norton [Yuma County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Agua Caliente
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Norton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norton

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Agua Caliente ...

While our initial data about Agua Caliente came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Agua Caliente 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 Agua Caliente.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Agua Caliente:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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 Agua Caliente. See our Misc Page for Agua Caliente for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Agua Caliente. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Agua Caliente) 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 Agua Caliente. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Agua CalienteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Agua Caliente. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9883, Longitude: -113.3330    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Agua Caliente, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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