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Our Genealogy Helper for Dos Cabezas ...

So far, we have found very little information about Dos Cabezas. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Dos Cabezas to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Dos Cabezas, please Contact Us.


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 Dos Cabezas (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 Dos Cabezas. 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 and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Dos Cabezas is historic, it would have been located within present day Cochise 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 Cochise County: Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Santa Cruz & Hidalgo (NM).

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

  • Cochise County     (The home county of Dos Cabezas)
    • Camp Bowie [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Bowie
      • Camp Bowie [Cochise County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Dos Cabezas
    • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bowie
      • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Dos Cabezas
    • Bowie [Cochise County]
    • Willcox [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willcox
      • Willcox [Cochise County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Dos Cabezas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,533 people
      • Former name for Willcox:
      • Maley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willcox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willcox<3>
    • Cochise [Cochise County]
    • Sunizona [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunizona
      • Sunizona [Cochise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Dos Cabezas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunizona
    • Pearce [Cochise County]
    • San Simon [Cochise County]
    • Dragoon [Cochise County]
    • Paradise [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Cochise County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Dos Cabezas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Courtland [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Cochise County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Dos Cabezas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Turquoise [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turquoise
      • Turquoise [Cochise County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Dos Cabezas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turquoise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Dos Cabezas ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dos Cabezas.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Dos Cabezas. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Dos Cabezas and those printed in the larger area surrounding Dos Cabezas.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 32 miles [51.5 km] of Dos Cabezas.

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 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 Dos Cabezas:

  • 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 Dos Cabezas ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dos Cabezas.

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

  • Ft. Bowie Cemetery
  • Sulphur Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sulphur Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sulphur Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sulphur Springs Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Dos Cabezas.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Springs Cemetery
  • Riggs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riggs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riggs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riggs Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Dos Cabezas.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riggs Cemetery
  • Bowie Desert Rest Cemetery
  • Light Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Light Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Light Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Light Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Dos Cabezas.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Light Cemetery
  • Neighborhood Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Erickson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Erickson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Erickson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Erickson Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Dos Cabezas.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erickson Cemetery
    • Cochise Cemetery
    • Pearce Cemetery
    • Kambitsch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kambitsch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kambitsch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kambitsch Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Dos Cabezas.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kambitsch Cemetery
    • Dragoon Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dragoon Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dragoon Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dragoon Springs Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Dos Cabezas.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dragoon Springs Cemetery
    • Paradise Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Paradise Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Paradise Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Paradise Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Dos Cabezas.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise 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.

Dos Cabezas itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Dos Cabezas [Cochise County] - Historic
    • While Dos Cabezas was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dos Cabezas
    • Dos Cabezas [Cochise County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Dos Cabezas
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dos Cabezas had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dos Cabezas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] - Historic
    • While Fort Bowie was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bowie
    • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Dos Cabezas
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Bowie had a post office and no railroad service
  • Bowie [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowie
    • Bowie [Cochise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Dos Cabezas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bowie had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowie<3>
  • Luzena [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luzena
    • Luzena [Cochise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Dos Cabezas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Luzena had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luzena have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luzena
  • Willcox [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willcox
    • Willcox [Cochise County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Dos Cabezas
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 396 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,533 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Willcox had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Willcox:
    • Maley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willcox
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willcox<3>
  • Olga [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olga
    • Olga [Cochise County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Dos Cabezas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Olga had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olga have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olga
  • San Simon [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Simon
    • San Simon [Cochise County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Dos Cabezas
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, San Simon had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Simon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Simon<3>
  • Dragoon [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dragoon
    • Dragoon [Cochise County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Dos Cabezas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dragoon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dragoon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dragoon<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dos Cabezas ...

While our initial data about Dos Cabezas came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Dos Cabezas in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Dos Cabezas.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Dos Cabezas:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Dos Cabezas. See our Misc Page for Dos Cabezas for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cochise County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cochise County: www.cochise.az.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Dos Cabezas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Dos Cabezas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dos Cabezas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1754, Longitude: -109.6134       In this case, the coordinates for Dos Cabezas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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