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Introduction ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

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 hospitals and doctors 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)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Agua Caliente, with the one closest to Agua Caliente listed first.
    • Theba
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theba
      • Theba is located in Maricopa County
    • Harqua ‑ Historic
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harqua have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harqua
      • Harqua is located in Maricopa County
  • Yuma County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Agua Caliente, with the one closest to Agua Caliente listed first.
    • Hyder ‑ Historic
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyder have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyder
      • Hyder is located in Yuma County
    • Palomas
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palomas have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palomas
      • Palomas is located in Yuma County
    • Aztec
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aztec
      • Aztec is located in Yuma County
    • Camp Horn ‑ Historic
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Horn
      • Camp Horn is located in Yuma County
    • Dateland
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Kofa ‑ Historic
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kofa have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kofa
      • Kofa is located in 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 1 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<3>. 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 start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Agua Caliente:

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.

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Agua Caliente, with the one closest to Agua Caliente listed first.

  • Agua Caliente Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
  • Oatman Farmily Graves
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • 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>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oatman Farmily Graves
  • Fourr Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • 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>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fourr Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG 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.

  • Montezuma
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montezuma have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
    • Montezuma is located in Maricopa County
  • Palomas
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palomas have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palomas
    • Palomas is located in Yuma County
  • Sentinel
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sentinel have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel
    • Sentinel is located in Maricopa County
  • Aztec
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aztec
    • Aztec is located in Yuma County
  • Papago
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Papago have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Papago
    • Papago is located in Maricopa County
  • Norton
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
    • Norton is located in Yuma County

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.

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>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Agua Caliente) to Point B.Our 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    
<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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