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Our Genealogy Helper for Hightown ...

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 Hightown (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 Hightown. 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 and hospitals 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.

Hightown is located in Maricopa 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 Maricopa County: Gila, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai & Yuma.

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

  • Maricopa County     (The home county of Hightown)
    • Corona Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corona Village
      • Corona Village [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Hightown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corona Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corona Village
    • Kyrene [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyrene
      • Kyrene [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hightown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyrene
    • Chandler [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chandler
      • Chandler [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Hightown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 261,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chandler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chandler<3>
    • Ahwatukee [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ahwatukee
      • Ahwatukee [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hightown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ahwatukee
    • Guadalupe [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guadalupe
      • Guadalupe [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hightown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guadalupe<3>
    • Sun Lakes [Maricopa County]
    • Sonora [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonora
      • Sonora [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Hightown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sonora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sonora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sonora<3>
    • Gilbert [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hightown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 254,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<3>
    • Tempe [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tempe
      • Tempe [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Hightown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 195,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tempe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tempe<3>
    • Mesa [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
      • Mesa [Maricopa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hightown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 518,012 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<3>
    • Summer Place Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer Place Village
      • Summer Place Village [Maricopa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hightown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer Place Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer Place Village
    • Higley [Maricopa County]
    • Hohokam Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hohokam Village
      • Hohokam Village [Maricopa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Hightown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hohokam Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hohokam Village
  • Pinal County
    • Santan [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santan
      • Santan [Pinal County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Hightown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santan
    • Bapchule [Pinal County]
    • Stotonic [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stotonic
      • Stotonic [Pinal County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hightown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stotonic
    • Casa Blanca [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Blanca
      • Casa Blanca [Pinal County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Hightown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Blanca
    • Sweetwater [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Pinal County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Hightown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
    • Santa Cruz [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz [Pinal County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Hightown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Cruz
    • Sacaton [Pinal County]
    • Maricopa [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maricopa
      • Maricopa [Pinal County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Hightown
      • Estimated population in 2015: 48,602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maricopa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maricopa<3>
    • Ak-Chin Village [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ak-Chin Village
      • Ak-Chin Village [Pinal County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hightown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ak-Chin Village
    • Ak Chin [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ak Chin
      • Ak Chin [Pinal County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hightown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ak Chin
    • Apache Junction [Pinal County]
    • Gold Canyon [Pinal County]
    • Blackwater [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackwater
      • Blackwater [Pinal County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hightown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackwater

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

Newspapers Published in Hightown ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hightown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hightown, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hightown.

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 websites either 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 Hightown:

  • 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 Hightown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hightown.

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

  • Goodyear - Ocotillo Cemetery
  • Valley of the Sun Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley of the Sun Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley of the Sun Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Valley of the Sun Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hightown.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley of the Sun Cemetery
  • Guadalupe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Guadalupe Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Guadalupe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Guadalupe Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hightown.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe Cemetery
  • Twin Buttes Cemetery
  • Tempe Double Butte Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tempe Double Butte Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tempe Double Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tempe Double Butte Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hightown.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tempe Double Butte Cemetery
  • Resthaven Park East Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Queen of Heaven Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Queen of Heaven Cemetery
      • Queen of Heaven Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Hightown.
      • Queen of Heaven Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen of Heaven Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57094<4>
    • Governor Hunt Tomb
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Governor Hunt Tomb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Governor Hunt Tomb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Governor Hunt Tomb lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Hightown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Governor Hunt Tomb
    • Cross Cut Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cross Cut Cemetery
      • Cross Cut Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Hightown.
      • Cross Cut Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cactus Mound Cemetery
      • Williams Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Cut Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2167539<4>
    • City of Mesa Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the City of Mesa Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the City of Mesa Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • City of Mesa Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Hightown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on City of Mesa Cemetery
    • Mesa City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mesa City Cemetery
      • Mesa City Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Hightown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa City Cemetery
    • Green Acres Memorial Park
    • Bapchule Cemetery
    • West Casa Blanca Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Casa Blanca Cemetery
      • West Casa Blanca Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Hightown.
      • West Casa Blanca Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cowboy Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Casa Blanca Cemetery
    • St. Francis 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.<5>

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

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

  • Kyrene [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyrene
    • Kyrene [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hightown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kyrene had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyrene
  • Tempe [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tempe
    • Tempe [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Hightown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 897 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 195,805 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tempe had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tempe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tempe<3>
  • Mesa [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
    • Mesa [Maricopa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hightown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 219 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 518,012 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mesa had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<3>
  • Sweetwater [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
    • Sweetwater [Pinal County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Hightown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sweetwater had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
  • Lehi [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehi
    • Lehi [Maricopa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hightown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 269 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lehi had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
  • Phoenix [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
    • Phoenix [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hightown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,152 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,680,992 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Phoenix had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Maricopa [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maricopa
      • Maricopa [Pinal County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Hightown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • Estimated population in 2015: 48,602 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maricopa had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maricopa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maricopa<3>
    • Sacaton [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sacaton
      • Sacaton [Pinal County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Hightown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sacaton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacaton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sacaton<3>
    • Heaton [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heaton
      • Heaton [Pinal County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hightown
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Heaton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heaton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heaton
    • Peoria [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
      • Peoria [Maricopa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hightown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 175,961 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Peoria had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

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' (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- Hightown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hightown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3045, Longitude: -111.9093       In this case, the coordinates for Hightown 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 Hightown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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