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1890 Communities Near Elgin ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Elgin in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Elgin.

  • Benson [Cochise County]
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    • Benson [Cochise County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Elgin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 348 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,880 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Benson had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benson<3>
  • Calabasas [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
    • While Calabasas was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calabasas
    • Calabasas [Santa Cruz County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Elgin
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Calabasas had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calabasas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Contention [Cochise County]
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    • Contention [Cochise County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Elgin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Contention had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Contention have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Contention
  • Fairbank [Cochise County] - Historic
    • While Fairbank was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbank
    • Fairbank [Cochise County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Elgin
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 478 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairbank had a post office and railroad service
  • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County]
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    • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Elgin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 296 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Huachuca had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Huachuca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Huachuca<3>
  • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Elgin
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Harshaw [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
    • While Harshaw was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harshaw
    • Harshaw [Santa Cruz County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Elgin
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 260 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Harshaw had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lochiel [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
    • While Lochiel was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lochiel
    • Lochiel [Santa Cruz County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of Elgin
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lochiel had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Lochiel:
    • Luttrell
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    • Pantano [Pima County]
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      • Pantano [Pima County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Elgin
      • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pantano
    • Saint David [Cochise County]
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      • Saint David [Cochise County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Elgin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint David had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint David
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint David<3>
    • Sonoita [Santa Cruz County]
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      • Sonoita [Santa Cruz County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Elgin
      • 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>
    • Tombstone [Cochise County]
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      • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Elgin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,875 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tombstone had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tombstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tombstone<3>
    • Vail [Pima County]
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      • Vail [Pima County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Elgin
      • 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>

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The official website for Santa Cruz County: www.co.santa-cruz.az.us/

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 Elgin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Elgin) 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 Elgin. 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 Elgin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elgin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6605, Longitude: -110.5256    
<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.




 

 

 


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