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Our Genealogy Helper for Desert Pines ...

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 Pines (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 Pines. 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

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

  • Maricopa County     (The home county of Desert Pines)
    • Cheyenne Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne Village
      • Cheyenne Village [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheyenne Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne Village
    • Central Park Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Park Village
      • Central Park Village [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Park Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Park Village
    • Arrowhead Ranch [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead Ranch
      • Arrowhead Ranch [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Desert Pines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead Ranch
    • Canyon Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Village
      • Canyon Village [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon Village
    • The Town Square [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Town Square
      • The Town Square [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Town Square have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Town Square
    • Pioneer Village II [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer Village II
      • Pioneer Village II [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Desert Pines
      • 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
    • Peacock Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock Village
      • Peacock Village [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacock Village
    • Paradise City [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise City
      • Paradise City [Maricopa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise City
    • Peoria [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
      • Peoria [Maricopa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Desert Pines
      • Estimated population in 2019: 175,961 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria<3>
    • Palm Lakes Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palm Lakes Village
      • Palm Lakes Village [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palm Lakes Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palm Lakes Village
    • Glendale [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Desert Pines
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252,381 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<3>
    • Peoria Polynesian Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria Polynesian Village
      • Peoria Polynesian Village [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peoria Polynesian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria Polynesian Village
  • Pinal County
    • Santa Cruz [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz [Pinal County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Desert Pines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Cruz
    • 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 southeast of Desert Pines
      • 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>
    • Bapchule [Pinal County]
    • Maricopa [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maricopa
      • Maricopa [Pinal County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Desert Pines
      • Estimated population in 2015: 48,602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maricopa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maricopa<3>
  • Yavapai County
    • Gillett [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillett
      • Gillett [Yavapai County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Desert Pines
    • Columbia [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Yavapai County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Desert Pines
    • Black Canyon City [Yavapai County]
    • Tip Top [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tip Top
      • Tip Top [Yavapai County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Desert Pines
    • Humbug [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humbug
      • Humbug [Yavapai County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Desert Pines
    • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumble Bee
      • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Desert Pines
      • Former name for Bumble Bee:
      • Snyder's Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumble Bee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumble Bee<3>
    • Crown King [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown King
      • Crown King [Yavapai County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Desert Pines
      • Crown King has also been known as:
      • Crowned King
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown King
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crown King<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Desert Pines ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Desert Pines.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Desert Pines, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Desert Pines.

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 Desert Pines:

  • 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 Desert Pines ...

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

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

  • Phoenix Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Phoenix Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Phoenix Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix 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.
    • Resthaven Park West Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Desert Pines.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Resthaven Park West Cemetery
  • 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.
    • Glendale Memorial Park lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Desert Pines.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale Memorial Park
  • 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.
    • Russian Molokan Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Desert Pines.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russian Molokan Cemetery
  • National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
  • Sunland Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunland Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunland Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunland Memorial Park lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Desert Pines.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunland Memorial Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Sunwest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunwest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunwest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunwest Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Desert Pines.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunwest Cemetery
    • Valley of the Sun Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley of the Sun Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley of the Sun Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Valley of the Sun Memorial Park lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Desert Pines.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley of the Sun Memorial Park
    • Hansen Desert Hills Memorial Park
    • 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.
      • Beth El Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Desert Pines.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth El Cemetery
    • Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
      • Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Desert Pines.
      • Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Forest Lawn Cemetery
      • Greenwood Memorial Cemetery
      • Memory Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57026<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Desert Pines.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Grave
    • 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.
      • Holy Cross Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Desert Pines.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross 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.
      • Beth Israel Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Desert Pines.
      • 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.
      • Work Circle Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Desert Pines.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Work Circle 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.<5>

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

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

  • Peoria [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
    • Peoria [Maricopa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Desert Pines
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Desert Pines
    • 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>
  • Cave Creek [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Creek
    • Cave Creek [Maricopa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Desert Pines
    • 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>
  • Tempe [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tempe
    • Tempe [Maricopa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Desert Pines
    • 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>
  • Lehi [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehi
    • Lehi [Maricopa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Desert Pines
    • 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
  • Kyrene [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyrene
    • Kyrene [Maricopa County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Desert Pines
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Desert Pines
    • 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>
  • Tip Top [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Tip Top was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tip Top
    • Tip Top [Yavapai County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Desert Pines
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tip Top had a post office and no railroad service

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Desert Pines. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6375, Longitude: -112.1438       In this case, the coordinates for Desert Pines 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 Desert Pines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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