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Our Genealogy Helper for Duval ...

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 Duval (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 Duval. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

Duval is located in Pima 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 Pima County: Cochise, Graham, Maricopa, Pinal, Santa Cruz & Yuma.

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

  • Pima County     (The home county of Duval)
    • East Sahuarita [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Sahuarita
      • East Sahuarita [Pima County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Duval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Sahuarita have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Sahuarita
    • Sahuarita [Pima County]
    • Green Valley [Pima County]
    • Summit [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Pima County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Duval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Corona de Tucson [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corona de Tucson
      • Corona de Tucson [Pima County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Duval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corona de Tucson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corona de Tucson
    • Helvetia [Pima County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helvetia
      • Helvetia [Pima County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Duval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helvetia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Littletown [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littletown
      • Littletown [Pima County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Duval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littletown
    • Vail [Pima County]
    • Drexel-Alvernon [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drexel-Alvernon
      • Drexel-Alvernon [Pima County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Duval
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drexel-Alvernon
    • Drexel Heights [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drexel Heights
      • Drexel Heights [Pima County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Duval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drexel Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drexel Heights
    • Arivaca Junction [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arivaca Junction
      • Arivaca Junction [Pima County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Duval
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arivaca Junction
    • Greaterville [Pima County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greaterville
      • Greaterville [Pima County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Duval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greaterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cochise County
    • Mescal [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mescal
      • Mescal [Cochise County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Duval
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mescal
    • Benson [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
      • Benson [Cochise County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Duval
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benson<3>
    • Pomerene [Cochise County]
  • Santa Cruz County
    • Madera Canyon [Santa Cruz County]
    • Amado [Santa Cruz County]
    • Kentucky Camp [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentucky Camp
      • Kentucky Camp [Santa Cruz County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Duval
    • Tubac [Santa Cruz County]
    • Alto [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
      • Alto [Santa Cruz County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Duval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Salado [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salado
      • Salado [Santa Cruz County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Duval
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salado. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Sonoita [Santa Cruz County]
    • Tumacacori [Santa Cruz County]
    • Tumacacori-Carmen [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumacacori-Carmen
      • Tumacacori-Carmen [Santa Cruz County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Duval
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumacacori-Carmen
    • Otero [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otero
      • Otero [Santa Cruz County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Duval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otero have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Casa Blanca [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Blanca
      • Casa Blanca [Santa Cruz County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Duval
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Casa Blanca. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Crittenden [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crittenden
      • Crittenden [Santa Cruz County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Duval
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Crittenden. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Duval ...

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 254 newspapers that have been published in the area around Duval.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Duval, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Duval.

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 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 Duval:

  • 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 Duval ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Duval.

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

  • Green Valley Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Valley Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Valley Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Valley Memorial Gardens
  • Continental Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Continental Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Continental Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Continental Cemetery
  • Twin Buttes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Twin Buttes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Twin Buttes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Twin Buttes Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Duval.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Buttes Cemetery
  • Helvetia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Helvetia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Helvetia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Helvetia Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Duval.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helvetia Cemetery
  • San Xavier Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the San Xavier Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the San Xavier Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • San Xavier Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Duval.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Xavier Cemetery
  • Monte Calvario Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Monte Calvario Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Monte Calvario Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Monte Calvario Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Duval.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monte Calvario Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • South Lawn Memorial Cemetery
    • Amado Cemetery
    • Greaterville Cemetery
    • Vail Childrens' Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vail Childrens' Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vail Childrens' Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Vail Childrens' Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Duval.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vail Childrens' Cemetery
    • Armory Park Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Armory Park Cemetery
      • Armory Park Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Duval.
      • Armory Park Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Military Plaza Park Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armory Park Cemetery
    • Rincon Congregational Church Columbarium
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rincon Congregational Church Columbarium
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rincon Congregational Church Columbarium have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rincon Congregational Church Columbarium lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Duval.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rincon Congregational Church Columbarium
    • All Faiths Memorial Park
    • Tubac Cemetery
    • Alto Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alto Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Alto Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Alto Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Duval.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2402581<5>

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 Duval in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Duval.

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

  • Wilmot [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmot
    • Wilmot [Pima County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Duval
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilmot had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot
  • Vail [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vail
    • Vail [Pima County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Duval
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vail had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vail
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vail<3>
  • Esmond [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esmond
    • Esmond [Pima County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Duval
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Esmond had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esmond
  • Greaterville [Pima County] - Historic
    • While Greaterville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greaterville
    • Greaterville [Pima County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Duval
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 68 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Greaterville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greaterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Tucson [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucson
    • Tucson [Pima County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Duval
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,150 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 548,073 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tucson had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tucson<3>
  • Tubac [Santa Cruz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tubac
    • Tubac [Santa Cruz County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Duval
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tubac had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tubac
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tubac<3>
  • Pantano [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pantano
    • Pantano [Pima County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Duval
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pantano had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pantano have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pantano
  • Sonoita [Santa Cruz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonoita
    • Sonoita [Santa Cruz County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Duval
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sonoita had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sonoita
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sonoita<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Jaynes [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaynes
      • Jaynes [Pima County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Duval
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jaynes had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaynes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaynes

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arizona

About Pima County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pima County: www.co.pima.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 from Point A (ie- Duval) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Duval. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9317, Longitude: -110.9581       In this case, the coordinates for Duval 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>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.
<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 Duval, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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