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Our Genealogy Helper for Hillside ...

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

We've added Hillside to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Hillside, 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 Hillside (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 Hillside. 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Hillside is historic, it would have been located within present day Yavapai 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 Yavapai County: Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa & Mohave.

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

  • Yavapai County     (The home county of Hillside)
    • Camp Date Creek [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Date Creek
      • Camp Date Creek [Yavapai County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Hillside
    • Kirkland [Yavapai County]
    • Peeples Valley [Yavapai County]
    • Kirkland Junction [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland Junction
      • Kirkland Junction [Yavapai County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Hillside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland Junction
    • Skull Valley [Yavapai County]
    • Glen Ilah [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ilah
      • Glen Ilah [Yavapai County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Hillside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Ilah
    • Yarnell [Yavapai County]
    • Wilhoit [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilhoit
      • Wilhoit [Yavapai County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Hillside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilhoit
    • Bagdad [Yavapai County]
    • Congress [Yavapai County]
    • Weaver [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Yavapai County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Hillside
      • Former name for Weaver:
      • Weaverville
    • Iron Springs [Yavapai County]
    • Octave [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Octave
      • Octave [Yavapai County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Hillside
  • Maricopa County
    • Wickenburg [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickenburg
      • Wickenburg [Maricopa County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the south of Hillside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickenburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickenburg<3>
    • Aguila [Maricopa County]
  • Mohave County
    • Nothing [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nothing
      • Nothing [Mohave County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Hillside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nothing

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

Newspapers Published in Hillside ...

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 100 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hillside.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hillside, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hillside.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Hillside:

  • 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 Hillside ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hillside.

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

  • Thompson Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thompson Valley Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Thompson Valley Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Valley Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2434323<5>
  • Camp Date Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Camp Date Creek Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Camp Date Creek Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Camp Date Creek Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Hillside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Date Creek Cemetery
  • Camp Date Creek Pioneer Military Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Camp Date Creek Pioneer Military Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Camp Date Creek Pioneer Military Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Camp Date Creek Pioneer Military Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Hillside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Date Creek Pioneer Military Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2517599<5>
  • Kirkland Cemetery
  • Genung Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Genung Memorial Park
    • The Genung Memorial Park is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the east of Peeples Valley.To be more precise, Genung Memorial Park lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Hillside.
    • Genung Memorial Park has also been known as:
    • Genung Cemetery
    • Genung Memorial Park Cemetery
    • Peeples Valley Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genung Memorial Park
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2279078<5>
  • Santa Maria Pioneer Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

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.

Hillside itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 16 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Hillside [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Hillside was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
    • Hillside [Yavapai County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Hillside
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hillside had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Skull Valley [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skull Valley
    • Skull Valley [Yavapai County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Hillside
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Skull Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skull Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skull Valley<3>
  • Congress [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congress
    • Congress [Yavapai County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Hillside
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 242 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Congress had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congress
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Congress<3>
  • Stanton [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Stanton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanton
    • Stanton [Yavapai County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Hillside
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
    • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Hillside
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
  • Prescott [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
    • Prescott [Yavapai County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Hillside
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,759 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 44,299 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Prescott had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prescott<3>
  • Fort Whipple [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Whipple
    • Fort Whipple [Yavapai County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Hillside
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Whipple had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Whipple have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Whipple
  • Whipple [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whipple
    • Whipple [Yavapai County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Hillside
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whipple had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whipple have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whipple

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hillside ...

While our initial data about Hillside came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Hillside in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Hillside.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Hillside:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hillside. See our Misc Page for Hillside for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.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 Hillside, 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hillside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hillside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4184, Longitude: -112.9171       In this case, the coordinates for Hillside 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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