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Our Genealogy Helper for Growler ...

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 Growler (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 Growler. 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 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.

Growler is located in Yuma 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 Yuma County: La Paz, Maricopa, Pima & Imperial (CA).

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

  • Yuma County     (The home county of Growler)
    • Tyson [Yuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyson
      • Tyson [Yuma County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Growler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roll [Yuma County]
    • Tacna [Yuma County]
    • Dateland [Yuma County]
    • Camp Horn [Yuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Horn
      • Camp Horn [Yuma County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Growler
    • Aztec [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aztec
      • Aztec [Yuma County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Growler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aztec
    • Wellton [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellton
      • Wellton [Yuma County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Growler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,044 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellton<3>
    • Hyder [Yuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyder
      • Hyder [Yuma County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Growler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ligurta [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ligurta
      • Ligurta [Yuma County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Growler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ligurta
  • Maricopa County
    • Agua Caliente [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agua Caliente
      • Agua Caliente [Maricopa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Growler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agua Caliente

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

Newspapers Published in Growler ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Growler.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Growler, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Growler.

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 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 Growler:

  • 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 Growler ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Growler.

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 Growler 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.<5>

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

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

  • Norton [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
    • Norton [Yuma County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Growler
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Norton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norton
  • Mohawk [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohawk
    • Mohawk [Yuma County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Growler
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mohawk had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohawk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohawk
  • Tacna [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacna
    • Tacna [Yuma County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Growler
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tacna had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacna<3>
  • Palomas [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palomas
    • Palomas [Yuma County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Growler
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Palomas had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palomas
  • Aztec [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aztec
    • Aztec [Yuma County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Growler
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Aztec had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aztec
  • Agua Caliente [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agua Caliente
    • Agua Caliente [Maricopa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Growler
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Agua Caliente had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agua Caliente

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arizona

About Yuma County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yuma County: www.co.yuma.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- Growler) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Growler. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8156, Longitude: -113.7991       In this case, the coordinates for Growler have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 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 Growler, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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