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Kayenta, Arizona

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Our Genealogy Helper for Kayenta ...

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 Kayenta (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 Kayenta. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Kayenta 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 Kayenta. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Kayenta:

  • Navajo County     (The home county of Kayenta)
    • Tsegi [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tsegi
      • Tsegi [Navajo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Kayenta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tsegi
    • Baby Rocks [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baby Rocks
      • Baby Rocks [Navajo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Kayenta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baby Rocks
    • Chilchinbito [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilchinbito
      • Chilchinbito [Navajo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Kayenta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilchinbito
    • Oljato-Monument Valley [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Oljato-Monument Valley [Navajo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Kayenta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oljato-Monument Valley
    • Shonto [Navajo County]
  • Apache County
    • Dennehotso [Apache County]
    • Rough Rock [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough Rock
      • Rough Rock [Apache County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Kayenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rough Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rough Rock
    • Rock Point [Apache County]
  • San Juan County (UT)
    • Oljato-Monument Valley [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Oljato-Monument Valley [San Juan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Kayenta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oljato-Monument Valley
    • Oljato [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oljato
      • Oljato [San Juan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Kayenta
      • Oljato has also been known as:
      • Moonlight
      • Oljato Trading Post
      • Olje
      • Oljeto Trading Post
      • Oljeto
      • Oljetoh Trading Post
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oljato
    • Mexican Hat [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexican Hat
      • Mexican Hat [San Juan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Kayenta
      • Former name for Mexican Hat:
      • Goodridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexican Hat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mexican Hat<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Kayenta ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kayenta.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kayenta, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kayenta.

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 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 Kayenta:

  • 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 Utah

Cemeteries Near Kayenta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kayenta.

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).

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kayenta ...

While our initial data about Kayenta came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Kayenta 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 Kayenta.

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

Map from 1930, unknown title/publisher

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

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About Navajo County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Navajo County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Kayenta) 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 Kayenta. 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 Kayenta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kayenta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7261, Longitude: -110.2545    
<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>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:






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