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Our Genealogy Helper for Blue ...

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 Blue (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 Blue. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Blue is located in Greenlee 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 Greenlee County: Apache, Cochise, Graham, Catron (NM), Grant (NM) & Hidalgo (NM).

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

  • Greenlee County     (The home county of Blue)
    • Sprucedale [Greenlee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprucedale
      • Sprucedale [Greenlee County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sprucedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Clifton [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Greenlee County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Blue
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,636 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<3>
    • Morenci [Greenlee County]
  • Apache County
    • Alpine [Apache County]
    • Nutrioso [Apache County]
    • Greer [Apache County]
    • Eagar [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagar
      • Eagar [Apache County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Blue
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,956 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagar<3>
    • Springerville [Apache County]
  • Catron County (NM)
    • Luna [Catron County]
    • Alma [Catron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
      • Alma [Catron County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Reserve [Catron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reserve
      • Reserve [Catron County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Blue
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reserve
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reserve<3>
    • Mogollon [Catron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mogollon
      • Mogollon [Catron County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue
    • Glenwood [Catron County]
    • Pleasanton [Catron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasanton
      • Pleasanton [Catron County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasanton
    • Cruzville [Catron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruzville
      • Cruzville [Catron County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Blue
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruzville
    • Aragon [Catron County]
  • Grant County (NM)

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

Newspapers Published in Blue ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blue, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Blue.

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 Blue:

  • 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
    • Stories from New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Blue ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blue.

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

  • Jones Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57044<4>
  • Blue Cemetery
  • Alpine City Cemetery
  • Schultz Gravesite
  • Luna Cemetery
  • Cooney Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cooney Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cooney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cooney Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooney Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38011<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Cooney Tomb
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cooney Tomb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cooney Tomb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cooney Tomb lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooney Tomb
    • Reserve Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reserve Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reserve Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Reserve Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Blue.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reserve Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38357<4>
    • Rogers Cemetery
    • Mogollon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mogollon Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Mogollon Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Mogollon Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mogollon Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38236<4>
    • Maxwell Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maxwell Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Maxwell Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • The Maxwell Family Cemetery is located outside and to the north of Nutrioso.Stated another way, Maxwell Family Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Blue.
      • Maxwell Family Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Maxwell Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell Family Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57060<4>
    • Nutrioso Cemetery
    • Spur Lake Cemetery
    • Double Circle Ranch Cemetery

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>

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

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

  • Mogollon [Catron County] - Historic
    • While Mogollon was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mogollon
    • Mogollon [Catron County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mogollon had a post office and no railroad service
  • Nutrioso [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutrioso
    • Nutrioso [Apache County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Blue
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 55 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nutrioso had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutrioso
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nutrioso<3>

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

Mentions & References for Blue

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arizona

About Greenlee County

About Arizona

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

The official website for Greenlee County: www.co.greenlee.az.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Blue) 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 Blue. 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 BlueOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6109, Longitude: -109.1073    
<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>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.
<5>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.
<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 Blue, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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