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Our Genealogy Helper for Fox ...

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 Fox (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 Fox. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Fox is located in Greenlee 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 Greenlee County: Apache, Cochise, Graham, Catron (NM), Grant (NM) & Hidalgo (NM).

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

  • Greenlee County     (The home county of Fox)
    • Duncan [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Greenlee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Fox
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<2>
    • Sheldon [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Greenlee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Fox
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
    • Franklin [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Greenlee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fox
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • York [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [Greenlee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Fox
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
    • Guthrie [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guthrie
      • Guthrie [Greenlee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fox
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
    • Clifton [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Greenlee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Fox
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<2>
    • Morenci [Greenlee County]
  • Cochise County
  • Graham County
    • San Jose [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Jose
      • San Jose [Graham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Fox
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Jose
    • Solomon [Graham County]
    • Safford [Graham County]
    • Thatcher [Graham County]
  • Grant County (NM)
  • Hidalgo County (NM)
    • Virden [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virden
      • Virden [Hidalgo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Fox
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virden
    • Lordsburg [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lordsburg
      • Lordsburg [Hidalgo County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Fox
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lordsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lordsburg<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Fox ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fox.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fox, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fox.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Fox:

  • 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
    • Stories from New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Fox ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fox.

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

  • Duncan Valley Cemetery
  • Old Duncan Cemetery
  • Franklin Cemetery
  • Sheldon Cemetery
  • Virden Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Virden Cemetery
    • Virden Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Fox.
    • Virden Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Virden LDS Cemetery
    • Virden LDS Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virden Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2171353<4>
  • Virden Catholic Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Clifton Cemetery
    • Metcalf Cemetery
    • Metcalf Indian Cemetery
    • Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Sacred Heart Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Fox.
      • Sacred Heart Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Clifton Catholic Cemetery
      • Clifton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #56994<4>
    • Bunkers Cemetery
    • Redrock Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Redrock Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Redrock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Redrock Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Fox.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redrock Cemetery
    • Sanchez Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sanchez Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sanchez Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sanchez Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Fox.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanchez Cemetery
    • Florence Mine Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Florence Mine Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Florence Mine Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Florence Mine Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Fox.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence Mine Cemetery
    • Old Morenci Mexicano Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Morenci Mexicano Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Old Morenci Mexicano Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Old Morenci Mexicano Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Fox.
      • Old Morenci Mexicano Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Old Morenci Catholic Cemetery
      • Pioneer Mexicano Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Morenci Mexicano Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2198191<4>

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 Fox in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fox.

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

  • Duncan [Greenlee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
    • Duncan [Greenlee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Fox
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 114 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Duncan had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<2>
  • Sheldon [Greenlee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
    • Sheldon [Greenlee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Fox
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sheldon had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
  • York [Greenlee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
    • York [Greenlee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Fox
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, York had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
  • Guthrie [Greenlee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guthrie
    • Guthrie [Greenlee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fox
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Guthrie had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
  • Clifton [Greenlee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton [Greenlee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Fox
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,708 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clifton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<2>
  • Morenci [Greenlee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morenci
    • Morenci [Greenlee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Fox
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 708 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Morenci had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morenci
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morenci<2>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Greenlee County: www.co.greenlee.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 '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- Fox) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fox. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7431, Longitude: -109.1384       In this case, the coordinates for Fox 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 Fox, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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