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Our Genealogy Helper for Fordville ...

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 Fordville (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 Fordville. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Fordville is located in Pinal 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 Pinal County: Gila, Graham, Maricopa & Pima.

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

  • Pinal County     (The home county of Fordville)
    • Mammoth [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
      • Mammoth [Pinal County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Fordville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,687 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mammoth<2>
    • North Mammoth [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Mammoth
      • North Mammoth [Pinal County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Fordville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Mammoth
    • San Manuel [Pinal County]
    • Oracle [Pinal County]
    • Campo Bonito [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campo Bonito
      • Campo Bonito [Pinal County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Fordville
    • Copper Creek [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper Creek
      • Copper Creek [Pinal County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Fordville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dudleyville [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudleyville
      • Dudleyville [Pinal County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Fordville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudleyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudleyville
    • Kearny [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearny
      • Kearny [Pinal County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Fordville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearny
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kearny<2>
    • Red Rock [Pinal County]
  • Gila County
    • Winkelman [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winkelman
      • Winkelman [Gila County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Fordville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 351 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winkelman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winkelman<2>
    • Hayden [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden
      • Hayden [Gila County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Fordville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayden<2>
    • Christmas [Gila County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christmas
      • Christmas [Gila County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Fordville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christmas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Graham County
    • Klondyke [Graham County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Klondyke
      • Klondyke [Graham County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Fordville
  • Pima County
    • Mount Lemmon [Pima County]
    • Summerhaven [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerhaven
      • Summerhaven [Pima County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Fordville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerhaven
    • Catalina [Pima County]
    • Willow Canyon [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Canyon
      • Willow Canyon [Pima County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Fordville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Canyon
    • Oro Valley [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oro Valley
      • Oro Valley [Pima County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Fordville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,044 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oro Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oro Valley<2>
    • Tortolita [Pima County]
    • Catalina Foothills [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catalina Foothills
      • Catalina Foothills [Pima County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Fordville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catalina Foothills
    • Casas Adobes [Pima County]
    • Cortaro [Pima County]
    • Rillito [Pima County]
    • Tucson [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucson
      • Tucson [Pima County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Fordville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 548,073 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tucson<2>
    • Marana [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marana
      • Marana [Pima County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Fordville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 49,030 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marana<2>
    • South Tucson [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Tucson
      • South Tucson [Pima County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Fordville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Tucson

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

Newspapers Published in Fordville ...

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 203 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fordville.

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

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 websites either 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 Fordville:

  • 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 Fordville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fordville.

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

  • McKinney Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McKinney Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McKinney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinney Cemetery
  • Mammoth Valley View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mammoth Valley View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mammoth Valley View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth Valley View Cemetery
  • Dudleyville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dudleyville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dudleyville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dudleyville Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Fordville.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudleyville Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Salazar Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salazar Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salazar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Salazar Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Fordville.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salazar Cemetery
  • Klondyke Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Klondyke Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Klondyke Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Klondyke Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Fordville.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Klondyke Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Christmas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Christmas Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Christmas Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Christmas Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Fordville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christmas Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2324712<4>
    • Kearny Cemetery
    • Ray Memorial Cemetery
    • Soza Cemetery
    • Whalen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whalen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whalen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Whalen Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Fordville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whalen Cemetery
    • Gamez 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.<6>

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

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

  • Mammoth [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
    • Mammoth [Pinal County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Fordville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,687 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mammoth had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mammoth<2>
  • Oracle [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oracle
    • Oracle [Pinal County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Fordville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oracle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oracle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oracle<2>
  • Dudleyville [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudleyville
    • Dudleyville [Pinal County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Fordville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 86 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudleyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudleyville
  • Redington [Pima County] - Historic
    • While Redington was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redington
    • Redington [Pima County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Fordville
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Redington had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Pinal County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pinal County: www.co.pinal.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- Fordville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fordville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7045, Longitude: -110.6943       In this case, the coordinates for Fordville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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: findagrave.com.
<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>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 Fordville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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