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Our Genealogy Helper for Grand Canyon Caverns ...

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 Grand Canyon Caverns (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 Grand Canyon Caverns. 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 Grand Canyon Caverns ...

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, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Grand Canyon Caverns: Grand Cyn. Caverns (or less commonly used: Grand Canyn. Caverns or Grand Cnyn. Caverns)

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Grand Canyon Caverns is located in Coconino 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 Coconino County: Gila, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai, Kane (UT) & San Juan (UT).

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

  • Mohave County
    • Peach Springs [Mohave County]
    • Truxton [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truxton
      • Truxton [Mohave County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Grand Canyon Caverns
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truxton
    • Crozier [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crozier
      • Crozier [Mohave County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Grand Canyon Caverns
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crozier
    • Valentine [Mohave County]
    • Hackberry [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackberry
      • Hackberry [Mohave County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Grand Canyon Caverns
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackberry
  • Yavapai County
    • Seligman [Yavapai County]

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

Newspapers Published in Grand Canyon Caverns ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Grand Canyon Caverns.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Grand Canyon Caverns, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Grand Canyon Caverns.

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 Grand Canyon Caverns:

  • 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 Grand Canyon Caverns ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grand Canyon Caverns.

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 Grand Canyon Caverns covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

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.<4>

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

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

  • Yampai [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yampai
    • Yampai [Yavapai County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Canyon Caverns
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Yampai had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yampai have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yampai
  • Peach Springs [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Springs
    • Peach Springs [Mohave County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Grand Canyon Caverns
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 116 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Peach Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peach Springs<2>
  • Truxton [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truxton
    • Truxton [Mohave County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Grand Canyon Caverns
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Truxton had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truxton
  • Hackberry [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackberry
    • Hackberry [Mohave County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Grand Canyon Caverns
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 89 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hackberry had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackberry

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Coconino County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Coconino County: www.co.coconino.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grand Canyon Caverns) 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 Grand Canyon Caverns. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grand Canyon Caverns

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Canyon Caverns. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5293, Longitude: -113.2311    
<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 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.
<4>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 Grand Canyon Caverns, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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