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Our Genealogy Helper for Durfee Crossing ...

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 Durfee Crossing (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 Durfee Crossing. 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.

Name Variations for Durfee Crossing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Durfee Crossing: Durfee Xing.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Durfee Crossing is located in Coconino 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 Coconino County: Gila, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai, Kane (UT) & San Juan (UT).

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

  • Coconino County     (The home county of Durfee Crossing)
    • Forest Lakes [Coconino County]
    • Clints Well [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clints Well
      • Clints Well [Coconino County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Durfee Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clints Well
    • Happy Jack [Coconino County]
  • Gila County
    • Christopher Creek [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christopher Creek
      • Christopher Creek [Gila County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Durfee Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christopher Creek
    • Kohls Ranch [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kohls Ranch
      • Kohls Ranch [Gila County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Durfee Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kohls Ranch
    • Bear Flat [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Flat
      • Bear Flat [Gila County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Durfee Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Flat
    • Tonto Village [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonto Village
      • Tonto Village [Gila County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Durfee Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonto Village
    • Whispering Pines [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Pines
      • Whispering Pines [Gila County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Durfee Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Pines
    • Young [Gila County]
    • Star Valley [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Valley
      • Star Valley [Gila County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Durfee Crossing
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,308 people
      • Star Valley has also been known as:
      • Diamond Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Star Valley<2>
    • Payson [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Payson
      • Payson [Gila County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Durfee Crossing
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,813 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Payson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Payson<2>
    • Pine [Gila County]
    • Strawberry [Gila County]
  • Navajo County
    • Heber [Navajo County]
    • Heber-Overgaard [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heber-Overgaard
      • Heber-Overgaard [Navajo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Durfee Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heber-Overgaard
    • Overgaard [Navajo County]
    • Winslow [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winslow
      • Winslow [Navajo County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Durfee Crossing
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winslow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winslow<2>
    • Clay Springs [Navajo County]
    • Pinedale [Navajo County]
    • Joseph City [Navajo County]

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

Newspapers Published in Durfee Crossing ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Durfee Crossing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Durfee Crossing, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Durfee Crossing.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Durfee Crossing:

  • 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 Durfee Crossing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Durfee Crossing.

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

  • Heber Cemetery
  • Stott, Scott & Wilson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stott, Scott & Wilson Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Stott, Scott & Wilson Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Stott, Scott & Wilson Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Durfee Crossing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stott, Scott & Wilson Cemetery
  • Baca Family Cemetery
  • Overgaard Baby Cemetery

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Coconino County: www.co.coconino.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Durfee Crossing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Durfee Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5739, Longitude: -110.8049       In this case, the coordinates for Durfee Crossing 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 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.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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