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Our Genealogy Helper for La Paz ...

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

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

Although our information shows that the community of La Paz is historic, it would have been located within present day La Paz 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 La Paz County: Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Yuma, Imperial (CA), Riverside (CA) & San Bernardino (CA).

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

  • La Paz County     (The home county of La Paz)
    • Morgantown [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
      • Morgantown [La Paz County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of La Paz
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Ehrenberg [La Paz County]
    • Olive City [La Paz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olive City
      • Olive City [La Paz County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of La Paz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olive City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Olive City has also been known as:
      • Bradshaw's Ferry
      • Olivia
    • Quartzsite [La Paz County]
    • La Paz Valley [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Paz Valley
      • La Paz Valley [La Paz County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of La Paz
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Paz Valley
    • Poston [La Paz County]
    • Brenda [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brenda
      • Brenda [La Paz County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of La Paz
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brenda
    • Cibola [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cibola
      • Cibola [La Paz County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of La Paz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cibola have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cibola
    • Bouse [La Paz County]
    • Utting [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utting
      • Utting [La Paz County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of La Paz
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utting
    • Parker [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker
      • Parker [La Paz County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the north of La Paz
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parker<3>
  • Imperial County (CA)
  • Riverside County (CA)
    • East Blythe [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Blythe
      • East Blythe [Riverside County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of La Paz
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Blythe
    • Blythe [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blythe
      • Blythe [Riverside County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of La Paz
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,682 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blythe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blythe<3>
    • Mesa Verde [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa Verde
      • Mesa Verde [Riverside County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of La Paz
      • Former name for Mesa Verde:
      • Nicholls Warm Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa Verde
    • Midland [Riverside County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Riverside County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of La Paz
  • San Bernardino County (CA)
    • Vidal [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vidal
      • Vidal [San Bernardino County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of La Paz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vidal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidal
    • Big River [San Bernardino County]
    • Earp [San Bernardino County]

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

Newspapers Published in La Paz ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around La Paz.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 La Paz:

  • 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 California

Cemeteries Near La Paz ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of La Paz.

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

  • Ehrenberg Pioneer Cemetery
  • Palo Verde Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palo Verde Cemetery
    • The Palo Verde Cemetery is located outside and to the north of Blythe (CA).More precisely, Palo Verde Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of La Paz.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palo Verde Cemetery
  • Hi Jolly Cemetery

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

  • Ehrenberg [La Paz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ehrenberg
    • Ehrenberg [La Paz County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of La Paz
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ehrenberg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Ehrenberg:
    • Mineral City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ehrenberg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ehrenberg<3>

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

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About La Paz County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for La Paz County: www.co.la-paz.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 La Paz, 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- La Paz) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Paz. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6792, Longitude: -114.4263       In this case, the coordinates for La Paz 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>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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