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Our Genealogy Helper for Harris ...

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

We've added Harris to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Harris, 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 Harris (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 Harris. 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 and hospitals 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 Harris 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 Harris. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Harris:

  • Mohave County     (The home county of Harris)
    • McConnico [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnico
      • McConnico [Mohave County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Harris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McConnico
    • Kingman [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingman
      • Kingman [Mohave County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Harris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingman<3>
    • Golden Valley [Mohave County]
    • Cerbat [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cerbat
      • Cerbat [Mohave County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Harris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cerbat
    • Santa Claus [Mohave County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Claus
      • Santa Claus [Mohave County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Harris
    • Mineral Park [Mohave County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Park
      • Mineral Park [Mohave County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Harris
      • 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>
    • Yucca [Mohave County]
    • Oatman [Mohave County]
    • Oldtrails [Mohave County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldtrails
      • Oldtrails [Mohave County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Harris
    • Chloride [Mohave County]
    • Grasshopper Junction [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grasshopper Junction
      • Grasshopper Junction [Mohave County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Harris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grasshopper Junction
    • Antares [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antares
      • Antares [Mohave County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Harris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antares
  • San Bernardino County (CA)
    • Needles [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needles
      • Needles [San Bernardino County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Harris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Needles<3>
  • Clark County (NV)

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

Newspapers Published in Harris ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Harris.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Harris, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Harris.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Harris:

  • 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 California
    • Stories from Nevada

Cemeteries Near Harris ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harris.

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 Harris 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.

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

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

  • Kingman [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingman
    • Kingman [Mohave County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Harris
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 322 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 31,013 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingman had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingman<3>
  • Drake [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drake
    • Drake [Mohave County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Harris
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Drake had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drake
  • Stockton [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
    • Stockton [Mohave County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Harris
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stockton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockton
  • Mineral Park [Mohave County] - Historic
    • While Mineral Park was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Park
    • Mineral Park [Mohave County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Harris
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 68 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mineral Park had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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>
  • Yucca [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yucca
    • Yucca [Mohave County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Harris
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Yucca had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yucca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yucca<3>
  • Hackberry [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackberry
    • Hackberry [Mohave County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Harris
    • 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
  • Franconia [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franconia
    • Franconia [Mohave County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Harris
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Franconia had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franconia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franconia

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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 Harris, 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Harris) 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 Harris. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harris

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harris. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1374, Longitude: -114.0836       In this case, the coordinates for Harris have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<6>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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