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Our Genealogy Helper for Davis Dam ...

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 Davis Dam (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 Davis Dam. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Davis Dam is located in Mohave 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 Mohave County: Coconino, La Paz, Yavapai, San Bernardino (CA), Clark (NV), Lincoln (NV), Kane (UT) & Washington (UT).

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

  • Mohave County     (The home county of Davis Dam)
    • Katherine [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Katherine
      • Katherine [Mohave County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Davis Dam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Katherine
    • Bullhead City [Mohave County]
    • Hardyville [Mohave County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardyville
      • Hardyville [Mohave County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Davis Dam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mojave City [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mojave City
      • Mojave City [Mohave County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Davis Dam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mojave City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mojave City
    • Fort Mohave [Mohave County]
    • Mesquite Creek [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesquite Creek
      • Mesquite Creek [Mohave County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Davis Dam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesquite Creek
    • Oatman [Mohave County]
    • Oldtrails [Mohave County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldtrails
      • Oldtrails [Mohave County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Davis Dam
    • Mojave Ranch Estates [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mojave Ranch Estates
      • Mojave Ranch Estates [Mohave County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Davis Dam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mojave Ranch Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mojave Ranch Estates
    • Mohave Valley [Mohave County]
    • Willow Valley [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Valley
      • Willow Valley [Mohave County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Davis Dam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Valley
    • Golden Valley [Mohave County]
    • Arizona Village [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arizona Village
      • Arizona Village [Mohave County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Davis Dam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arizona Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arizona Village
  • San Bernardino County (CA)
    • Needles [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needles
      • Needles [San Bernardino County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Davis Dam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Needles<2>
    • Parker Junction [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker Junction
      • Parker Junction [San Bernardino County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Davis Dam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker Junction
  • Clark County (NV)
    • Laughlin [Clark County]
    • Cal-Nev-Ari [Clark County]
    • Emerald City [Clark County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald City
      • Emerald City [Clark County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis Dam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Abbottsville [Clark County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbottsville
      • Abbottsville [Clark County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis Dam
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Abbottsville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Searchlight [Clark County]
    • Nelson [Clark County]

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

Newspapers Published in Davis Dam ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Davis Dam.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Davis Dam, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Davis Dam.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Davis Dam:

  • 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 California
    • Stories from Nevada

Cemeteries Near Davis Dam ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Davis Dam.

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

  • Hardyville Pioneer Cemetery
  • Ft. Mojave Post Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Mojave Post Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Ft. Mojave Post Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Ft. Mojave Post Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Davis Dam.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Mojave Post Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2173504<5>
  • Gold Road Cemetery
  • Oatman Cemetery
  • Gone West Cemetery
  • Desert Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Desert Lawn Cemetery
    • Desert Lawn Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Davis Dam.
    • Desert Lawn Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Desert Lawn Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57001<5>
  • Continue List ...
    • Ft. Mojave Tribal Cemetery
    • Needles Pioneer Cemetery
    • Needles Riverview Cemetery
    • Six Mile - Cottonwood Cove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Six Mile - Cottonwood Cove Cemetery
      • The Six Mile - Cottonwood Cove Cemetery is located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Searchlight (NV).More accurately, Six Mile - Cottonwood Cove Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Davis Dam.
      • Six Mile - Cottonwood Cove Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Six Mile Cove Cemetery
      • Toby Park Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Mile - Cottonwood Cove Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1966296<5>
    • Cerbat Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cerbat Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Cerbat Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Cerbat Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Davis Dam.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cerbat Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2140328<5>
    • Cerbat Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cerbat Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Cerbat Pioneer Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Cerbat Pioneer Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Davis Dam.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cerbat Pioneer Cemetery
    • Chloride Cemetery
    • Mineral Park Cemetery
    • Searchlight 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 Davis Dam in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Davis Dam.

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

  • Java [San Bernardino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
    • Java [San Bernardino County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Davis Dam
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Java had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Java have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
  • Needles [San Bernardino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needles
    • Needles [San Bernardino County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Davis Dam
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 285 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,976 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Needles had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Needles<2>
  • Drake [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drake
    • Drake [Mohave County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Davis Dam
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Drake had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drake
  • Mineral Park [Mohave County] - Historic
    • While Mineral Park was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Park
    • Mineral Park [Mohave County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis Dam
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 68 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mineral Park had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mineral Park. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Homer [San Bernardino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
    • Homer [San Bernardino County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Davis Dam
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Homer had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
  • Stockton [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
    • Stockton [Mohave County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Davis Dam
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stockton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockton

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arizona

About Mohave County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mohave County: www.co.mohave.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 '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- Davis Dam) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Davis Dam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1800, Longitude: -114.5664       In this case, the coordinates for Davis Dam have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Davis Dam, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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