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Our Genealogy Helper for Hyder ...

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

We've added Hyder to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Hyder, 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 Hyder (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 Hyder. 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 and doctors 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 Hyder is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Hyder. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hyder:

  • Yuma County     (The home county of Hyder)
    • Aztec [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aztec
      • Aztec [Yuma County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Hyder
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aztec
    • Camp Horn [Yuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Horn
      • Camp Horn [Yuma County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Hyder
    • Dateland [Yuma County]
  • Maricopa County
    • Agua Caliente [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agua Caliente
      • Agua Caliente [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Hyder
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agua Caliente
    • Harqua [Maricopa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harqua
      • Harqua [Maricopa County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Hyder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harqua have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Theba [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theba
      • Theba [Maricopa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Hyder
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Theba
    • Gila Bend [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gila Bend
      • Gila Bend [Maricopa County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Hyder
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,100 people
      • Former name for Gila Bend:
      • Gila
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gila Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gila Bend<3>
    • Arlington [Maricopa County]
    • Tonopah [Maricopa County]

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

Newspapers Published in Hyder ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hyder.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hyder, 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 Hyder.

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 Hyder:

  • 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 Hyder ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hyder.

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

  • Agua Caliente Cemetery
  • Oatman Farmily Graves
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oatman Farmily Graves
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Oatman Farmily Graves. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Oatman Farmily Graves lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Hyder.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oatman Farmily Graves
  • Fourr Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fourr Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Fourr Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Fourr Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Hyder.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourr Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57013<6>

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 Hyder in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hyder.

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

  • Agua Caliente [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agua Caliente
    • Agua Caliente [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Hyder
    • 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
  • Montezuma [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
    • Montezuma [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Hyder
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montezuma had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montezuma have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
  • Palomas [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palomas
    • Palomas [Yuma County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Hyder
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palomas
  • Sentinel [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel
    • Sentinel [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Hyder
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sentinel had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sentinel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sentinel
  • Papago [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Papago
    • Papago [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Hyder
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Papago had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Papago have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Papago
  • Aztec [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aztec
    • Aztec [Yuma County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Hyder
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Aztec had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aztec
  • Norton [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
    • Norton [Yuma County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Hyder
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norton

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Yuma County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Yuma County: www.co.yuma.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 Hyder, 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hyder) 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 Hyder. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hyder

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hyder. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0164, Longitude: -113.3488       In this case, the coordinates for Hyder 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>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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