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Our Genealogy Helper for Dilkon ...

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 Dilkon (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 Dilkon. 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 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.

Dilkon is located in Navajo 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 Navajo County: Apache, Coconino, Gila, Graham & San Juan (UT).

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

  • Navajo County     (The home county of Dilkon)
    • Tees Toh [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tees Toh
      • Tees Toh [Navajo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Dilkon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tees Toh
    • Seba Dalkai [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seba Dalkai
      • Seba Dalkai [Navajo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Dilkon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seba Dalkai
    • Indian Wells [Navajo County]
    • Greasewood [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greasewood
      • Greasewood [Navajo County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Dilkon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greasewood
    • Jeddito [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeddito
      • Jeddito [Navajo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Dilkon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeddito have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeddito
    • Second Mesa [Navajo County]
    • Joseph City [Navajo County]
    • Sunset [Navajo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Navajo County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Dilkon
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sunset. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Keams Canyon [Navajo County]
    • Brigham City [Navajo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brigham City
      • Brigham City [Navajo County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Dilkon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brigham City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset City [Navajo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset City
      • Sunset City [Navajo County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Dilkon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Polacca [Navajo County]
    • Sun Valley [Navajo County]
  • Apache County
    • Toyei [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toyei
      • Toyei [Apache County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Dilkon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toyei
  • Coconino County
    • Tolani Lake [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolani Lake
      • Tolani Lake [Coconino County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Dilkon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolani Lake
    • Leupp [Coconino County]

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

Newspapers Published in Dilkon ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dilkon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dilkon, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dilkon.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Dilkon:

  • 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 Dilkon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dilkon.

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Navajo County: www.co.navajo.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dilkon) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dilkon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3853, Longitude: -110.3207       In this case, the coordinates for Dilkon 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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