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Our Genealogy Helper for Fairbank ...

So far, we have found very little information about Fairbank. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Fairbank to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Fairbank, please Contact Us.


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 Fairbank (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 Fairbank. 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Fairbank is historic, it would have been located within present day Cochise 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 Cochise County: Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Santa Cruz & Hidalgo (NM).

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

  • Cochise County     (The home county of Fairbank)
    • Charleston [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Cochise County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Fairbank
    • Tombstone [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tombstone
      • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Fairbank
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tombstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tombstone<3>
    • Huachuca City [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huachuca City
      • Huachuca City [Cochise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Fairbank
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,736 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huachuca City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huachuca City<3>
    • Saint David [Cochise County]
    • Sierra Vista [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sierra Vista
      • Sierra Vista [Cochise County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Fairbank
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,045 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sierra Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sierra Vista<3>
    • De Anza Village [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Anza Village
      • De Anza Village [Cochise County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Anza Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Anza Village
    • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County]
    • Coronado Village [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coronado Village
      • Coronado Village [Cochise County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coronado Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coronado Village
    • Signal Village [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Village
      • Signal Village [Cochise County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Signal Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Signal Village
    • Benson [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
      • Benson [Cochise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Fairbank
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benson<3>
    • Whetstone [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whetstone
      • Whetstone [Cochise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whetstone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whetstone
    • Hereford [Cochise County]
    • Nicksville [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicksville
      • Nicksville [Cochise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicksville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicksville
  • Pima County
    • Harrington Place [Pima County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrington Place
      • Harrington Place [Pima County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrington Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Vail [Pima County]
  • Santa Cruz County
    • Elgin [Santa Cruz County]
    • Canelo [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canelo
      • Canelo [Santa Cruz County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canelo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Canelo:
      • Canille
    • Sonoita [Santa Cruz County]
    • Patagonia [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patagonia
      • Patagonia [Santa Cruz County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Fairbank
      • Estimated population in 2019: 874 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patagonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patagonia<3>
    • Madera Canyon [Santa Cruz County]

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

Newspapers Published in Fairbank ...

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 96 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairbank.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fairbank, 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 Fairbank.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Fairbank:

  • 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 Fairbank ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fairbank.

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

  • Fairbank Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairbank Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Fairbank Pioneer Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairbank Pioneer Cemetery
  • Tombstone Cemetery (Old)
  • Tombstone Cemetery (New)
  • Boothill Cemetery
  • St. David Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. David Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. David Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. David Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Fairbank.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. David Cemetery
  • Cochise Memory Gardens Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Fry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fry Cemetery
      • Fry Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Fairbank.
      • Fry Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Fry Family Cemetery
      • Fry Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fry Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2176887<6>
    • Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    • Tompkins Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tompkins Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tompkins Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tompkins Memorial Park lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Fairbank.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tompkins Memorial Park
    • Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery
      • The Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Fort Huachuca.More precisely, Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Fairbank.
      • Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Ft. Huachuca Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1968897<6>
    • Cochise Gardens of Rest Cemetery
    • Benson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Benson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Benson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Benson Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Fairbank.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson Cemetery
    • Gleeson Cemetery
    • Dragoon Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dragoon Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dragoon Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dragoon Springs Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Fairbank.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dragoon Springs Cemetery
    • Fruitland 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.

Fairbank itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 478 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • 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 less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Fairbank
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 478 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairbank had a post office and railroad service
  • Contention [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Contention
    • Contention [Cochise County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Fairbank
    • 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
  • Tombstone [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tombstone
    • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Fairbank
    • 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>
  • Saint David [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint David
    • Saint David [Cochise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Fairbank
    • 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>
  • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Huachuca
    • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Fairbank
    • 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>
  • Benson [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
    • Benson [Cochise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Fairbank
    • 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>
  • Continue List ...
    • Dragoon [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dragoon
      • Dragoon [Cochise County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Fairbank
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dragoon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dragoon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dragoon<3>
    • Bisbee [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bisbee
      • Bisbee [Cochise County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Fairbank
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,535 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,225 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bisbee had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bisbee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bisbee<3>
    • Sonoita [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonoita
      • Sonoita [Santa Cruz County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Fairbank
      • 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>
    • Pantano [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pantano
      • Pantano [Pima County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Fairbank
      • 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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fairbank ...

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

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 Fairbank:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cochise County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cochise County: www.cochise.az.gov/

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 Fairbank, 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fairbank) 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 Fairbank. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairbank

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairbank. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7229, Longitude: -110.1880    
<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.
<5>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.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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