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Our Genealogy Helper for Gillett ...

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

We've added Gillett to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Gillett, 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 Gillett (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 Gillett. 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 Gillett ...

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 or people who just guessed at the name.

We have seen the following variation for Gillett:

  • Gillette

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 hospitals and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Gillett is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Gillett. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Gillett:

  • Yavapai County     (The home county of Gillett)
    • Black Canyon City [Yavapai County]
    • Tip Top [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tip Top
      • Tip Top [Yavapai County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillett
    • Columbia [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Yavapai County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Gillett
    • Humbug [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humbug
      • Humbug [Yavapai County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Gillett
    • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumble Bee
      • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Gillett
      • Former name for Bumble Bee:
      • Snyder's Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumble Bee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumble Bee<3>
    • Fort Misery [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Misery
      • Fort Misery [Yavapai County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Misery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oro Belle [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oro Belle
      • Oro Belle [Yavapai County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillett
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Oro Belle. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Bradshaw City [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradshaw City
      • Bradshaw City [Yavapai County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradshaw City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Crown King [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown King
      • Crown King [Yavapai County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillett
      • Crown King has also been known as:
      • Crowned King
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown King
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crown King<3>
    • Minnehaha Flats [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnehaha Flats
      • Minnehaha Flats [Yavapai County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillett
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Minnehaha Flats. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Minnehaha [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnehaha
      • Minnehaha [Yavapai County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnehaha have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cleator [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleator
      • Cleator [Yavapai County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Gillett
  • Maricopa County
    • New River [Maricopa County]
    • Anthem [Maricopa County]
    • Cave Creek [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Creek
      • Cave Creek [Maricopa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Gillett
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cave Creek<3>
    • Carefree Foothills [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carefree Foothills
      • Carefree Foothills [Maricopa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Gillett
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carefree Foothills
    • Carefree [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carefree
      • Carefree [Maricopa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Gillett
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,927 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carefree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carefree<3>
    • Arrowhead Ranch [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead Ranch
      • Arrowhead Ranch [Maricopa County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Gillett
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead Ranch
    • Westbrook Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook Village
      • Westbrook Village [Maricopa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Gillett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westbrook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook Village
    • Central Park Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Park Village
      • Central Park Village [Maricopa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Gillett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Park Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Park Village
    • Peacock Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock Village
      • Peacock Village [Maricopa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Gillett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacock Village
    • Sun City West [Maricopa County]
    • The Town Square [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Town Square
      • The Town Square [Maricopa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Gillett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Town Square have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Town Square
    • Pinnacle Peak Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinnacle Peak Village
      • Pinnacle Peak Village [Maricopa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Gillett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinnacle Peak Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinnacle Peak Village

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

Newspapers Published in Gillett ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gillett.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gillett, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gillett.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Gillett:

  • 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 Gillett ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gillett.

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

  • Gillett Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gillett Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Gillett Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillett Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2510175<6>
  • Black Canyon City Municipal Memorial Park
  • Champie Mill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Champie Mill Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Champie Mill Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Champie Mill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Gillett.
    • Champie Mill Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Allen's Mill Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champie Mill Cemetery
  • Columbia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Columbia Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Columbia Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Columbia Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Gillett.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Cemetery
  • Champie Ranch Cemetery
  • Kentucks Gravesite
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kentucks Gravesite
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kentucks Gravesite have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kentucks Gravesite lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillett.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentucks Gravesite
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57047<6>
  • Continue List ...
    • Crown King Cemetery
    • Bradshaw City Cemetery
    • Minnehaha Flats Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Minnehaha Flats Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Minnehaha Flats Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Minnehaha Flats Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillett.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnehaha Flats Cemetery
    • Copperopolis Cemetery
    • Shelley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shelley Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Shelley Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Shelley Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillett.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelley Cemetery
    • Cave Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cave Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cave Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cave Creek Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Gillett.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Creek Cemetery
    • Constellation Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Constellation Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Constellation Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Constellation Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Gillett.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Constellation Cemetery
    • Home Mission Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Home Mission Cemetery
      • Home Mission Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Gillett.
      • Home Mission Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Sleeping Bride Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home Mission Cemetery
    • National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

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.

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

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

  • Tip Top [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Tip Top was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tip Top
    • Tip Top [Yavapai County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillett
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tip Top had a post office and no railroad service
  • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumble Bee
    • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Gillett
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bumble Bee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Bumble Bee:
    • Snyder's Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumble Bee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumble Bee<3>
  • Crown King [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown King
    • Crown King [Yavapai County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillett
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crown King had a post office and no railroad service
    • Crown King has also been known as:
    • Crowned King
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown King
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crown King<3>
  • Cave Creek [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Creek
    • Cave Creek [Maricopa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Gillett
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,838 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cave Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cave Creek<3>
  • Briggs [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briggs
    • Briggs [Yavapai County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Gillett
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Briggs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briggs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briggs
  • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Gillett
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cordes had a post office and no railroad service
  • Mayer [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayer
    • Mayer [Yavapai County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Gillett
    • 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<3>
  • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
    • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillett
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.az.us/

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 Gillett, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Gillett) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gillett. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gillett

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gillett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0187, Longitude: -112.1637    
<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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