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Ehrenberg, Arizona

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Our Genealogy Helper for Ehrenberg ...

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 Ehrenberg (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 Ehrenberg. 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 Ehrenberg ...

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 or people who just guessed at the name.

  • Prior to its current name of Ehrenberg, it was known as Mineral City.

Ehrenberg was originally named:

  • Mineral City

We have seen the following variation for Ehrenberg:

  • Ehrenburg

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and 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.

Ehrenberg is located in La Paz 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 La Paz County: Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Yuma, Imperial (CA), Riverside (CA) & San Bernardino (CA).

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

  • La Paz County     (The home county of Ehrenberg)
    • Olive City [La Paz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olive City
      • Olive City [La Paz County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Ehrenberg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olive City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Olive City has also been known as:
      • Bradshaw's Ferry
      • Olivia
    • Morgantown [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
      • Morgantown [La Paz County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ehrenberg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • La Paz Valley [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Paz Valley
      • La Paz Valley [La Paz County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Ehrenberg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Paz Valley
    • Quartzsite [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quartzsite
      • Quartzsite [La Paz County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Ehrenberg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quartzsite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quartzsite<3>
    • Cibola [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cibola
      • Cibola [La Paz County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Ehrenberg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cibola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cibola
    • Poston [La Paz County]
    • Bouse [La Paz County]
    • Parker [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker
      • Parker [La Paz County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Ehrenberg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parker<3>
  • Imperial County (CA)
  • Riverside County (CA)
    • East Blythe [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Blythe
      • East Blythe [Riverside County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Ehrenberg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Blythe
    • Blythe [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blythe
      • Blythe [Riverside County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Ehrenberg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,682 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blythe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blythe<3>
    • Mesa Verde [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa Verde
      • Mesa Verde [Riverside County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Ehrenberg
      • Former name for Mesa Verde:
      • Nicholls Warm Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa Verde
    • Midland [Riverside County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Riverside County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Ehrenberg
  • San Bernardino County (CA)
    • Big River [San Bernardino County]
    • Earp [San Bernardino County]

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

Newspapers Published in Ehrenberg ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ehrenberg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ehrenberg, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ehrenberg.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Ehrenberg:

  • 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
    • Stories from California

Cemeteries Near Ehrenberg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ehrenberg.

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 Ehrenberg 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Ehrenberg had a population of 34 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

  • Ehrenberg [La Paz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ehrenberg
    • Ehrenberg [La Paz County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ehrenberg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ehrenberg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Ehrenberg:
    • Mineral City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ehrenberg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ehrenberg<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ehrenberg ...

While our initial data about Ehrenberg came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ehrenberg 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 Ehrenberg.

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 Ehrenberg:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arizona

About La Paz County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for La Paz County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Ehrenberg) 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 Ehrenberg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ehrenberg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ehrenberg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6087, Longitude: -114.5217    
<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>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:
<5>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 Ehrenberg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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