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Our Genealogy Helper for Hunters Point ...

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 Hunters Point (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 Hunters Point. 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 Hunters Point ...

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.

  • A typical abbreviation for Hunters Point: Hunters Pt.
  • While the name of this community is Hunters Point, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Hunters Point may originally have been Hunter's Point.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Hunters Point might be written as Hunter Point.

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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Hunters Point is located in Apache 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 Apache County: Graham, Greenlee, Navajo, Montezuma (CO), Catron (NM), Cibola (NM), McKinley (NM), San Juan (NM) & San Juan (UT).

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

  • Apache County     (The home county of Hunters Point)
    • Oak Springs [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Springs
      • Oak Springs [Apache County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Hunters Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Springs
    • Saint Michaels [Apache County]
    • Window Rock [Apache County]
    • Fort Defiance [Apache County]
    • Lupton [Apache County]
    • Pine Springs [Apache County]
    • Allentown [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allentown
      • Allentown [Apache County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Hunters Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
    • Houck [Apache County]
    • Kinlichee [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinlichee
      • Kinlichee [Apache County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Hunters Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinlichee
    • Wide Ruins [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wide Ruins
      • Wide Ruins [Apache County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Hunters Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wide Ruins
    • Sawmill [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmill
      • Sawmill [Apache County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Hunters Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmill
    • Klagetoh [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Klagetoh
      • Klagetoh [Apache County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Hunters Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Klagetoh
  • McKinley County (NM)
    • Tse Bonito [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tse Bonito
      • Tse Bonito [McKinley County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Hunters Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tse Bonito have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tse Bonito
    • Defiance [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Defiance
      • Defiance [McKinley County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Hunters Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Defiance
    • Rock Springs [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [McKinley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Hunters Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
    • Yah-ta-hey [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yah-ta-hey
      • Yah-ta-hey [McKinley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Hunters Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yah-ta-hey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yah-ta-hey
    • Gallup [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallup
      • Gallup [McKinley County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Hunters Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallup<3>
    • Red Rock [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
      • Red Rock [McKinley County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Hunters Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
    • Twin Lakes [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [McKinley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Hunters Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes
    • Mexican Springs [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexican Springs
      • Mexican Springs [McKinley County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Hunters Point
      • Mexican Springs has also been known as:
      • Nakai Beto
      • Nakai Bito
      • Nakaibeto
      • Nakaibito
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexican Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mexican Springs<3>
    • Navajo [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo
      • Navajo [McKinley County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Hunters Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Navajo<3>
    • Rehoboth [McKinley County]
    • Bread Springs [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bread Springs
      • Bread Springs [McKinley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Hunters Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bread Springs
    • Vanderwagen [McKinley County]

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

Newspapers Published in Hunters Point ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hunters Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hunters Point, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hunters Point.

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 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 Hunters Point:

  • 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 New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Hunters Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hunters Point.

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 Hunters Point 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.<7>

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

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

  • Fort Defiance [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Defiance
    • Fort Defiance [Apache County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Hunters Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Defiance had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Defiance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Defiance<3>
  • Allentown [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allentown
    • Allentown [Apache County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Hunters Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Allentown had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
  • Sanders [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanders
    • Sanders [Apache County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Hunters Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sanders had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanders
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanders<3>
  • Ganado [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ganado
    • Ganado [Apache County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Hunters Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ganado had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ganado
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ganado<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Apache County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Apache County: www.co.apache.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hunters Point) 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 Hunters Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hunters Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hunters Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5486, Longitude: -109.1041    
<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 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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Hunters Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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