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Our Genealogy Helper for Desert Hills ...

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 Desert Hills (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 Desert Hills. 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 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 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.

Desert Hills 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 Desert Hills. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Desert Hills:

  • Mohave County     (The home county of Desert Hills)
    • Lake Havasu City [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Havasu City
      • Lake Havasu City [Mohave County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Desert Hills
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55,865 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Havasu City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Havasu City<2>
    • Topock [Mohave County]
    • Franconia [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franconia
      • Franconia [Mohave County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Desert Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franconia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franconia
    • Arizona Village [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arizona Village
      • Arizona Village [Mohave County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Desert Hills
      • 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
    • Yucca [Mohave County]
    • Mohave Valley [Mohave County]
    • Willow Valley [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Valley
      • Willow Valley [Mohave County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Desert Hills
      • 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
    • Mojave Ranch Estates [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mojave Ranch Estates
      • Mojave Ranch Estates [Mohave County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Desert Hills
      • 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
    • Mesquite Creek [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesquite Creek
      • Mesquite Creek [Mohave County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Desert Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesquite Creek
    • Oatman [Mohave County]
    • Fort Mohave [Mohave County]
  • La Paz County
    • Parker Strip [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker Strip
      • Parker Strip [La Paz County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Desert Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parker Strip have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker Strip
    • Cienega Springs [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cienega Springs
      • Cienega Springs [La Paz County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Desert Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cienega Springs
    • Bluewater [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluewater
      • Bluewater [La Paz County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Desert Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluewater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluewater
    • Parker [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker
      • Parker [La Paz County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Desert Hills
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parker<2>
    • Poston [La Paz County]
  • San Bernardino County (CA)
    • Havasu Lake [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havasu Lake
      • Havasu Lake [San Bernardino County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Desert Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havasu Lake
    • Havasu Palms [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havasu Palms
      • Havasu Palms [San Bernardino County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Desert Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havasu Palms
    • Parker Junction [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker Junction
      • Parker Junction [San Bernardino County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Desert Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker Junction
    • Parker Dam [San Bernardino County]
    • Needles [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needles
      • Needles [San Bernardino County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Desert Hills
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Needles<2>
    • Bluewater [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluewater
      • Bluewater [San Bernardino County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Desert Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluewater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluewater
    • Earp [San Bernardino County]
    • Big River [San Bernardino County]

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

Newspapers Published in Desert Hills ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Desert Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Desert Hills, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Desert Hills.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Desert Hills:

  • 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

Cemeteries Near Desert Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Desert Hills.

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

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 Desert Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Desert Hills.

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

  • Powell [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell
    • Powell [Mohave County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Desert Hills
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Powell had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell
  • Franconia [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franconia
    • Franconia [Mohave County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Desert Hills
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Franconia had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franconia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franconia
  • Needles [San Bernardino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needles
    • Needles [San Bernardino County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Desert Hills
    • 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>
  • Yucca [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yucca
    • Yucca [Mohave County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Desert Hills
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Yucca had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yucca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yucca<2>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Desert Hills. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Desert Hills) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Desert Hills. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Desert Hills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Desert Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5539, Longitude: -114.3725       In this case, the coordinates for Desert Hills 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>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 Desert Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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