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Our Genealogy Helper for Government Hill ...

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 Government Hill (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 Government Hill. 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 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.

Government Hill is located in Gila 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 Gila County: Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Navajo, Pinal & Yavapai.

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

  • Gila County     (The home county of Government Hill)
    • Roosevelt [Gila County]
    • Tonto Basin [Gila County]
    • Miami [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miami
      • Miami [Gila County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Government Hill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,780 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miami
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miami<2>
    • Top-of-the-World [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Top-of-the-World
      • Top-of-the-World [Gila County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Government Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Top-of-the-World
    • Jakes Corner [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jakes Corner
      • Jakes Corner [Gila County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Government Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jakes Corner
    • Claypool [Gila County]
    • Midland City [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland City
      • Midland City [Gila County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Government Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland City
    • Copper Hill [Gila County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper Hill
      • Copper Hill [Gila County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Government Hill
    • McMillenville [Gila County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMillenville
      • McMillenville [Gila County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Government Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMillenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McMillenville has also been known as:
      • McMillanville
      • McMillianville
    • Globe [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe
      • Globe [Gila County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Government Hill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Globe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Globe<2>
    • Deer Creek [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Creek
      • Deer Creek [Gila County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Government Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Creek
    • Gisela [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gisela
      • Gisela [Gila County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Government Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gisela have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gisela
  • Maricopa County
    • Tortilla Flat [Maricopa County]
    • Fort McDowell [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort McDowell
      • Fort McDowell [Maricopa County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Government Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort McDowell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort McDowell
    • Rio Verde [Maricopa County]
    • Fountain Hills [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hills
      • Fountain Hills [Maricopa County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Government Hill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Hills<2>
    • Queen Creek [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen Creek
      • Queen Creek [Maricopa County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Government Hill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50,890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Queen Creek<2>
  • Pinal County
    • Silver King [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver King
      • Silver King [Pinal County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Government Hill
    • Goldfield [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldfield
      • Goldfield [Pinal County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Government Hill
    • Youngberg [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngberg
      • Youngberg [Pinal County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Government Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngberg
    • Superior [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Pinal County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Government Hill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<2>
    • Gold Camp [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Camp
      • Gold Camp [Pinal County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Government Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Camp
    • Pinal [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinal
      • Pinal [Pinal County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Government Hill
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Pinal. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Queen Valley [Pinal County]
    • Smelter Town [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smelter Town
      • Smelter Town [Pinal County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Government Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smelter Town
    • Gold Canyon [Pinal County]
    • Apache Junction [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apache Junction
      • Apache Junction [Pinal County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Government Hill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 42,571 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apache Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apache Junction<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Government Hill ...

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 79 newspapers that have been published in the area around Government Hill.

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

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 helpful 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 Government Hill:

  • 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 Government Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Government Hill.

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

  • Historic Roosevelt Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Historic Roosevelt Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Historic Roosevelt Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Historic Roosevelt Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Roosevelt Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Historic Roosevelt Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2487949<5>
  • Bacon Family Cemetery
  • Reevis Gravesite
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reevis Gravesite
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reevis Gravesite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Reevis Gravesite lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Government Hill.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reevis Gravesite
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57095<5>
  • Packard Cemetery
  • Tonto Basin Cemetery
  • Silver King Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Silver King Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Silver King Pioneer Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Silver King Pioneer Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Government Hill.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver King Pioneer Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mountain Breeze Memorial Gardenx
    • Pinal City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pinal City Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Pinal City Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Pinal City Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Government Hill.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinal City Cemetery
    • Serbian Cemetery
    • Pinal Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
    • Globe 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.<6>

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

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

  • Silver King [Pinal County] - Historic
    • While Silver King was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver King
    • Silver King [Pinal County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Government Hill
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Silver King had a post office and no railroad service
  • Pinal [Pinal County] - Historic
    • While Pinal was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinal
    • Pinal [Pinal County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Government Hill
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 261 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pinal had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Pinal. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Globe [Gila County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe
    • Globe [Gila County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Government Hill
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 803 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,347 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Globe had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Globe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Globe<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arizona

About Gila County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gila County: www.co.gila.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- Government Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Government Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6745, Longitude: -111.1501       In this case, the coordinates for Government Hill 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>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.
<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 Government Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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