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Our Genealogy Helper for Joseph City ...

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 Joseph City (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 Joseph City. 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 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.

Joseph City is located in Navajo 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 Navajo County: Apache, Coconino, Gila, Graham & San Juan (UT).

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

  • Navajo County     (The home county of Joseph City)
    • Clearview Heights [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview Heights
      • Clearview Heights [Navajo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Joseph City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview Heights
    • Holbrook [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holbrook
      • Holbrook [Navajo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Joseph City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,084 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holbrook<2>
    • Sun Valley [Navajo County]
    • Brigham City [Navajo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brigham City
      • Brigham City [Navajo County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Joseph City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brigham City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset City [Navajo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset City
      • Sunset City [Navajo County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Joseph City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset [Navajo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Navajo County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Joseph City
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sunset. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Woodruff [Navajo County]
    • Winslow [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winslow
      • Winslow [Navajo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Joseph City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winslow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winslow<2>
    • Dilkon [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dilkon
      • Dilkon [Navajo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Joseph City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dilkon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dilkon
    • Indian Wells [Navajo County]
    • Snowflake [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowflake
      • Snowflake [Navajo County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Joseph City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowflake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snowflake<2>
    • Taylor [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Navajo County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Joseph City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<2>
  • Apache County
    • Adamana [Apache County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamana
      • Adamana [Apache County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Joseph City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adamana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Coconino County
    • Lechee [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lechee
      • Lechee [Coconino County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Joseph City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lechee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lechee
    • Winslow West [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winslow West
      • Winslow West [Coconino County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Joseph City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winslow West have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winslow West

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

Newspapers Published in Joseph City ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Joseph City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Joseph City, there are papers which were published within 33 miles [53.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Joseph City.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Joseph City:

  • 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 Joseph City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Joseph City.

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 Joseph City 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.<6>

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

  • Holbrook [Navajo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holbrook
    • Holbrook [Navajo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Joseph City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 206 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,084 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Holbrook had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holbrook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holbrook<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arizona

About Navajo County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Navajo County: www.co.navajo.az.us/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Joseph City) 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 Joseph City. 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 Joseph City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Joseph City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9573, Longitude: -110.3297    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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>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 Joseph City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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