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Our Genealogy Helper for Dewey ...

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 Dewey (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 Dewey. 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 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.

Dewey is located in Yavapai 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 Yavapai County: Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa & Mohave.

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

  • Yavapai County     (The home county of Dewey)
    • Dewey - Humboldt [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey - Humboldt
      • Dewey - Humboldt [Yavapai County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Dewey
      • Estimated population in 2015: 3,988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey - Humboldt
    • Humboldt [Yavapai County]
    • McCabe [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCabe
      • McCabe [Yavapai County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Dewey
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McCabe. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Poland Junction [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland Junction
      • Poland Junction [Yavapai County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Dewey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poland Junction
    • Prescott Valley [Yavapai County]
    • Howells [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howells
      • Howells [Yavapai County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Dewey
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Howells. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Mayer [Yavapai County]
    • Walker [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
      • Walker [Yavapai County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Dewey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
    • Granite Dells [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Dells
      • Granite Dells [Yavapai County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Dewey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Dells
    • Oak Knoll Village [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Knoll Village
      • Oak Knoll Village [Yavapai County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Dewey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Knoll Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Knoll Village
    • Cherry [Yavapai County]
    • Miller Valley [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller Valley
      • Miller Valley [Yavapai County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Dewey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Valley

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Dewey ...

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 120 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dewey.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Dewey. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Dewey and those printed in the larger area surrounding Dewey.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 36 miles [57.9 km] of Dewey.

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 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 Dewey:

  • Genealogy information for nearby counties
  • 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 Dewey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dewey.

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 Dewey 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.<6>

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

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

  • Howells [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Howells was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howells
    • Howells [Yavapai County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Dewey
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Howells had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Howells. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
  • Walker [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
    • Walker [Yavapai County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Dewey
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Walker had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
  • Mayer [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayer
    • Mayer [Yavapai County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Dewey
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mayer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayer<2>
  • Whipple [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whipple
    • Whipple [Yavapai County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Dewey
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whipple had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whipple have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whipple
  • Cherry [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry
    • Cherry [Yavapai County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Dewey
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cherry had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherry<2>
  • Fort Whipple [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Whipple
    • Fort Whipple [Yavapai County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Dewey
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Whipple had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Whipple have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Whipple
  • Continue List ...
    • Prescott [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
      • Prescott [Yavapai County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Dewey
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,759 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,299 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Prescott had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prescott<2>
    • Cordes [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • While Cordes was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordes
      • Cordes [Yavapai County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Dewey
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cordes had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jerome [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Yavapai County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Dewey
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 455 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jerome had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jerome<2>
    • Verde [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verde
      • Verde [Yavapai County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Dewey
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Verde had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verde have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verde
    • Cottonwood [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
      • Cottonwood [Yavapai County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Dewey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,253 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cottonwood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottonwood<2>
    • Chino Valley [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chino Valley
      • Chino Valley [Yavapai County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Dewey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,375 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chino Valley had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chino Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chino Valley<2>
    • Camp Verde [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Verde
      • Camp Verde [Yavapai County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Dewey
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,187 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Camp Verde had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Verde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Verde<2>
    • Cornville [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornville
      • Cornville [Yavapai County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Dewey
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cornville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornville<2>
    • Crown King [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown King
      • Crown King [Yavapai County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Dewey
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crown King had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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<2>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Dewey) 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 Dewey. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dewey

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dewey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5299, Longitude: -112.2422    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<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 Dewey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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