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Our Genealogy Helper for Freeman ...

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 Freeman (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 Freeman. 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.

Freeman is located in Maricopa 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 Maricopa County: Gila, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai & Yuma.

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

  • Maricopa County     (The home county of Freeman)
    • Mobile [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mobile
      • Mobile [Maricopa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Freeman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mobile
    • Kaka [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaka
      • Kaka [Maricopa County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Freeman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaka
    • Gila Bend [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gila Bend
      • Gila Bend [Maricopa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Freeman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,100 people
      • Former name for Gila Bend:
      • Gila
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gila Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gila Bend<2>
    • San Lucy Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Lucy Village
      • San Lucy Village [Maricopa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Freeman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Lucy Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Lucy Village
    • Gila Crossing [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gila Crossing
      • Gila Crossing [Maricopa County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Freeman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gila Crossing
    • Sun Lakes [Maricopa County]
    • Laveen Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laveen Village
      • Laveen Village [Maricopa County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Freeman
      • Laveen Village has also been known as:
      • Laveen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laveen Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laveen Village<2>
    • Buckeye [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
      • Buckeye [Maricopa County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Freeman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 79,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckeye<2>
    • Avondale [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avondale
      • Avondale [Maricopa County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Freeman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 87,931 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avondale<2>
    • Cashion [Maricopa County]
  • Pima County
    • Ventana [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ventana
      • Ventana [Pima County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Freeman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ventana
  • Pinal County
    • Ak-Chin Village [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ak-Chin Village
      • Ak-Chin Village [Pinal County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Freeman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ak-Chin Village
    • Ak Chin [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ak Chin
      • Ak Chin [Pinal County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Freeman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ak Chin
    • Stanfield [Pinal County]
    • Maricopa [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maricopa
      • Maricopa [Pinal County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Freeman
      • Estimated population in 2015: 48,602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maricopa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maricopa<2>
    • Vaiva Vo [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaiva Vo
      • Vaiva Vo [Pinal County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Freeman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaiva Vo
    • Kohatk [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kohatk
      • Kohatk [Pinal County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Freeman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kohatk
    • Santa Cruz [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz [Pinal County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Freeman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Cruz
    • Tat Momoli [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tat Momoli
      • Tat Momoli [Pinal County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Freeman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tat Momoli
    • Chuichu [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuichu
      • Chuichu [Pinal County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Freeman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chuichu
    • Casa Blanca [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Blanca
      • Casa Blanca [Pinal County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Freeman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Blanca
    • North Komelik [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Komelik
      • North Komelik [Pinal County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Freeman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Komelik
    • Bapchule [Pinal County]

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

Newspapers Published in Freeman ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Freeman.

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

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 Freeman:

  • 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 Freeman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Freeman.

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

  • Bosque Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bosque Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bosque Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bosque Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Freeman.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosque Cemetery
  • Ak Chin Cemetery
  • Cockleburr Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cockleburr Cemetery
    • Cockleburr Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Freeman.
    • Cockleburr Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Cuckelburr Cemetery
    • Cuckleburr Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cockleburr Cemetery
  • Hee - A - Hand Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hee - A - Hand Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hee - A - Hand Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hee - A - Hand Park lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Freeman.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hee - A - Hand Park
  • Pioneer Cemetery
  • Stout Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stout Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stout Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stout Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Freeman.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stout Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Stoa Pitk Cemetery
    • Chuichu South Cemetery
    • West Casa Blanca Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Casa Blanca Cemetery
      • West Casa Blanca Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Freeman.
      • West Casa Blanca Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cowboy Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Casa Blanca 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 Freeman in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Freeman.

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

  • Estrella [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estrella
    • Estrella [Maricopa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Freeman
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Estrella had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estrella have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estrella
  • Heaton [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heaton
    • Heaton [Pinal County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Freeman
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Heaton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heaton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heaton
  • Bosque [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosque
    • Bosque [Maricopa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Freeman
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bosque had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bosque have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosque
  • Maricopa [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maricopa
    • Maricopa [Pinal County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Freeman
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • Estimated population in 2015: 48,602 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Maricopa had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maricopa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maricopa<2>
  • Gila Bend [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gila Bend
    • Gila Bend [Maricopa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Freeman
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 135 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gila Bend had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Gila Bend:
    • Gila
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gila Bend
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gila Bend<2>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Freeman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Freeman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8459, Longitude: -112.2965       In this case, the coordinates for Freeman 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>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 Freeman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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