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Our Genealogy Helper for Gold Basin ...

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

We've added Gold Basin to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Gold Basin, 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 Gold Basin (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 Gold Basin. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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 Gold Basin is historic, it would have been located within present day Mohave 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 Mohave County: Coconino, La Paz, Yavapai, San Bernardino (CA), Clark (NV), Lincoln (NV), Kane (UT) & Washington (UT).

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

  • Mohave County     (The home county of Gold Basin)
    • White Hills [Mohave County]
    • Meadview [Mohave County]
    • Temple Bar Marina [Mohave County]
    • Dolan Springs [Mohave County]
    • South Cove [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Cove
      • South Cove [Mohave County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Gold Basin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Cove
    • Chloride [Mohave County]
    • Willow Beach [Mohave County]
    • Grasshopper Junction [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grasshopper Junction
      • Grasshopper Junction [Mohave County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Gold Basin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grasshopper Junction
    • Mineral Park [Mohave County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Park
      • Mineral Park [Mohave County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Gold Basin
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mineral Park. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Valentine [Mohave County]
  • Clark County (NV)
    • Nelson [Clark County]
    • Boulder City [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder City
      • Boulder City [Clark County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the west of Gold Basin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boulder City<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Gold Basin ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gold Basin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gold Basin, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gold Basin.

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 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 Gold Basin:

  • 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 Nevada

Cemeteries Near Gold Basin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gold Basin.

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

  • Gold Basin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gold Basin Cemetery
    • Gold Basin Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Basin Cemetery
    • Burnt Mill Ranch Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Basin Cemetery
  • White Hills Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Hills Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the White Hills Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • White Hills Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Gold Basin.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Hills Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2252714<5>
  • Chloride 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.

Gold Basin itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

  • Gold Basin [Mohave County] - Historic
    • While Gold Basin was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Basin
    • Gold Basin [Mohave County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Gold Basin
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gold Basin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Gold Basin. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Gold Basin ...

With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Gold Basin.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Gold Basin:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

for Gold Basin. See our Misc Page for Gold Basin for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Arizona

About Mohave County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mohave County: www.co.mohave.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 Gold Basin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Gold Basin) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gold Basin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8198, Longitude: -114.1510    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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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