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Our Genealogy Helper for Fort River Caves ...

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 Fort River Caves (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 Fort River Caves. 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 Fort River Caves ...

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 Fort River Caves: Ft. River Caves

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.

Fort River Caves is located in Yavapai 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 Yavapai County: Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa & Mohave.

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

  • Yavapai County     (The home county of Fort River Caves)
    • Camp Verde [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Verde
      • Camp Verde [Yavapai County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Fort River Caves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,187 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Verde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Verde<2>
    • McGuireville [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGuireville
      • McGuireville [Yavapai County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Fort River Caves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGuireville
    • Lake Montezuma [Yavapai County]
    • Rimrock [Yavapai County]
    • Cornville [Yavapai County]
    • Cherry [Yavapai County]
    • Smelter City [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smelter City
      • Smelter City [Yavapai County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort River Caves
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelter City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smelter City
    • Big Park [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Park
      • Big Park [Yavapai County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Fort River Caves
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Park
    • Oak Creek [Yavapai County]
    • Clemenceau [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clemenceau
      • Clemenceau [Yavapai County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort River Caves
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clemenceau have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cottonwood [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
      • Cottonwood [Yavapai County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort River Caves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,253 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottonwood<2>
    • Clarkdale [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkdale
      • Clarkdale [Yavapai County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort River Caves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkdale<2>
  • Coconino County
    • Happy Jack [Coconino County]
    • Munds Park [Coconino County]
    • Clints Well [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clints Well
      • Clints Well [Coconino County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Fort River Caves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clints Well
    • Mormon Lake [Coconino County]
    • Kachina Village [Coconino County]
  • Gila County
    • Strawberry [Gila County]
    • Pine [Gila County]
    • Payson [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Payson
      • Payson [Gila County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort River Caves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,813 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Payson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Payson<2>
    • Star Valley [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Valley
      • Star Valley [Gila County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort River Caves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,308 people
      • Star Valley has also been known as:
      • Diamond Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Star Valley<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Fort River Caves ...

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 101 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort River Caves.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Fort River Caves:

  • 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 Fort River Caves ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fort River Caves.

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 Fort River Caves 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.<6>

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

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

  • Camp Verde [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Verde
    • Camp Verde [Yavapai County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Fort River Caves
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,187 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Camp Verde had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Verde
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Verde<2>
  • Cornville [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornville
    • Cornville [Yavapai County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort River Caves
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cornville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornville<2>
  • Cherry [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry
    • Cherry [Yavapai County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Fort River Caves
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cherry had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherry<2>
  • Verde [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verde
    • Verde [Yavapai County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort River Caves
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Verde had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verde have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verde
  • Cottonwood [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Yavapai County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort River Caves
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,253 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cottonwood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottonwood<2>
  • Jerome [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
    • Jerome [Yavapai County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort River Caves
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 455 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jerome had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jerome<2>
  • Mayer [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayer
    • Mayer [Yavapai County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort River Caves
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mayer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayer<2>
  • Cordes [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Cordes was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordes
    • Cordes [Yavapai County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort River Caves
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cordes had a post office and no railroad service
  • Continue List ...
    • Pine [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine
      • Pine [Gila County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort River Caves
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pine had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort River Caves) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort River Caves. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5681, Longitude: -111.8471       In this case, the coordinates for Fort River Caves 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 Fort River Caves, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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