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Our Genealogy Helper for County Fair West ...

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 County Fair West (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 County Fair West. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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.

County Fair West 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 County Fair West. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to County Fair West:

  • Maricopa County     (The home county of County Fair West)
    • Centura West [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centura West
      • Centura West [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of County Fair West
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centura West
    • Tiki Tai Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiki Tai Village
      • Tiki Tai Village [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of County Fair West
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiki Tai Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiki Tai Village
    • Capri Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capri Village
      • Capri Village [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of County Fair West
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capri Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capri Village
    • Catalina Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catalina Village
      • Catalina Village [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of County Fair West
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catalina Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catalina Village
    • Tolleson [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolleson
      • Tolleson [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of County Fair West
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolleson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolleson<3>
    • Glendale [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of County Fair West
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252,381 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<3>
    • Liberty Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Village
      • Liberty Village [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of County Fair West
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Village
    • Cashion [Maricopa County]
    • Phoenix [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
      • Phoenix [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of County Fair West
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,680,992 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix<3>
    • Peoria [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
      • Peoria [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of County Fair West
      • Estimated population in 2019: 175,961 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria<3>
    • Pioneer Village II [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer Village II
      • Pioneer Village II [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of County Fair West
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer Village II have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Village II
    • Maricopa Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maricopa Village
      • Maricopa Village [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of County Fair West
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maricopa Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maricopa Village
    • Laveen Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laveen Village
      • Laveen Village [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of County Fair West
      • Laveen Village has also been known as:
      • Laveen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laveen Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laveen Village<3>
  • Pinal County
    • Santa Cruz [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz [Pinal County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of County Fair West
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Cruz
    • Maricopa [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maricopa
      • Maricopa [Pinal County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of County Fair West
      • Estimated population in 2015: 48,602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maricopa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maricopa<3>
    • Bapchule [Pinal County]
    • Casa Blanca [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Blanca
      • Casa Blanca [Pinal County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of County Fair West
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Blanca
    • Santan [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santan
      • Santan [Pinal County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of County Fair West
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santan
    • Apache Junction [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apache Junction
      • Apache Junction [Pinal County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of County Fair West
      • Estimated population in 2019: 42,571 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apache Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apache Junction<3>
    • Sacaton [Pinal County]

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

Newspapers Published in County Fair West ...

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 401 newspapers that have been published in the area around County Fair West.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of County Fair West, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for County Fair West.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 County Fair West:

  • 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 County Fair West ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of County Fair West.

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 County Fair West covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Russian Molokan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Russian Molokan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Russian Molokan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russian Molokan Cemetery
  • Beth Israel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth Israel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth Israel Cemetery
  • Work Circle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Work Circle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Work Circle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Work Circle Cemetery
  • Beth El Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth El Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth El Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth El Cemetery
  • Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Cross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Glendale Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glendale Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glendale Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale Memorial Park
    • Resthaven Park West Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Resthaven Park West Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Resthaven Park West Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Resthaven Park West Cemetery
    • Cementerio Lindo Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cementerio Lindo Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cementerio Lindo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cementerio Lindo Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of County Fair West.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cementerio Lindo Cemetery
    • City Loosley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the City Loosley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the City Loosley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • City Loosley Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of County Fair West.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on City Loosley Cemetery
    • Knights of Pythias Cemetery
    • Pioneer & Memorial Park Cemetery
    • Porter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Porter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Porter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Porter Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of County Fair West.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter Cemetery
    • Rosedale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosedale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosedale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rosedale Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of County Fair West.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale Cemetery
    • Heath Grave
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heath Grave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Heath Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Heath Grave lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of County Fair West.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Grave

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.<5>

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

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

  • Peoria [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
    • Peoria [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of County Fair West
    • Estimated population in 2019: 175,961 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Peoria had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria<3>
  • Phoenix [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
    • Phoenix [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of County Fair West
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,152 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,680,992 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Phoenix had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix<3>
  • Tempe [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tempe
    • Tempe [Maricopa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of County Fair West
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 897 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 195,805 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tempe had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tempe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tempe<3>
  • Kyrene [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyrene
    • Kyrene [Maricopa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of County Fair West
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kyrene had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyrene
  • Mesa [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
    • Mesa [Maricopa County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of County Fair West
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 219 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 518,012 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mesa had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<3>
  • Lehi [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehi
    • Lehi [Maricopa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of County Fair West
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 269 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lehi had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
  • Buckeye [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
    • Buckeye [Maricopa County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of County Fair West
    • Estimated population in 2019: 79,620 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buckeye had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckeye<3>
  • Heaton [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heaton
    • Heaton [Pinal County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of County Fair West
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Heaton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heaton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heaton
  • Continue List ...
    • Cave Creek [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Creek
      • Cave Creek [Maricopa County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of County Fair West
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,838 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cave Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cave Creek<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for County Fair West. 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- County Fair West) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in County Fair West. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4778, Longitude: -112.1965       In this case, the coordinates for County Fair West have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 County Fair West, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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