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Engesser Junction, Arizona

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Our Genealogy Helper for Engesser Junction ...

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 Engesser Junction (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 Engesser Junction. 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 Engesser Junction ...

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 Engesser Junction: Engesser Jct. (or less commonly used: Engesser Jctn.)

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Engesser Junction is located in Yuma 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 Yuma County: La Paz, Maricopa, Pima & Imperial (CA).

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

  • Yuma County     (The home county of Engesser Junction)
    • Camp Horn [Yuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Horn
      • Camp Horn [Yuma County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Engesser Junction
    • Tyson [Yuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyson
      • Tyson [Yuma County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Engesser Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roll [Yuma County]
    • Dateland [Yuma County]
    • Tacna [Yuma County]
    • Wellton [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellton
      • Wellton [Yuma County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Engesser Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,044 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellton<3>
  • La Paz County
    • New Hope [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hope
      • New Hope [La Paz County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Engesser Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
    • Quartzsite [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quartzsite
      • Quartzsite [La Paz County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Engesser Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quartzsite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quartzsite<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Engesser Junction ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Engesser Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Engesser Junction, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Engesser Junction.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Engesser Junction:

  • 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 Engesser Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Engesser Junction.

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

  • Kofa Pioneer 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.<5>

While we didn't find Engesser Junction in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Engesser Junction.

  • Norton [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
    • Norton [Yuma County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Engesser Junction
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Norton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norton

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Yuma County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yuma 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- Engesser Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Engesser Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2011, Longitude: -113.8724       In this case, the coordinates for Engesser Junction 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>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 Engesser Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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