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Our Genealogy Helper for Lancaster ...

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 Lancaster (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 Lancaster. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Lancaster is located in Yavapai 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 Yavapai County: Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa & Mohave.

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

  • Yavapai County     (The home county of Lancaster)
    • Camp Verde [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Verde
      • Camp Verde [Yavapai County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,187 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Verde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Verde<2>
    • Lake Montezuma [Yavapai County]
    • Arcosanti [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcosanti
      • Arcosanti [Yavapai County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcosanti
    • Cordes Lakes [Yavapai County]
    • McGuireville [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGuireville
      • McGuireville [Yavapai County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGuireville
    • Rimrock [Yavapai County]
    • Cordes Junction [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordes Junction
      • Cordes Junction [Yavapai County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordes Junction
    • Cordes [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordes
      • Cordes [Yavapai County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
    • Spring Valley [Yavapai County]
    • Cherry [Yavapai County]
    • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumble Bee
      • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Former name for Bumble Bee:
      • Snyder's Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumble Bee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumble Bee<2>
    • Cleator [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleator
      • Cleator [Yavapai County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
  • Coconino County
    • Clints Well [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clints Well
      • Clints Well [Coconino County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clints Well
    • Happy Jack [Coconino County]
  • Gila County
    • Strawberry [Gila County]
    • Pine [Gila County]
    • Geronimo Estates [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geronimo Estates
      • Geronimo Estates [Gila County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geronimo Estates
    • Flowing Springs [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowing Springs
      • Flowing Springs [Gila County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowing Springs
    • Payson [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Payson
      • Payson [Gila County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,813 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Payson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Payson<2>
    • Freedom Acres [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom Acres
      • Freedom Acres [Gila County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom Acres
    • Oxbow Estates [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxbow Estates
      • Oxbow Estates [Gila County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxbow Estates
    • Mesa Del Caballo [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa Del Caballo
      • Mesa Del Caballo [Gila County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa Del Caballo
    • Whispering Pines [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Pines
      • Whispering Pines [Gila County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Pines
    • Rye [Gila County]
    • Star Valley [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Valley
      • Star Valley [Gila County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,308 people
      • Star Valley has also been known as:
      • Diamond Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Star Valley<2>
    • Deer Creek [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Creek
      • Deer Creek [Gila County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Creek
  • Maricopa County
    • Carefree [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carefree
      • Carefree [Maricopa County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,927 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carefree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carefree<2>
    • Cave Creek [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Creek
      • Cave Creek [Maricopa County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cave Creek<2>
    • New River [Maricopa County]
    • Anthem [Maricopa County]
    • Rio Verde [Maricopa County]

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

Newspapers Published in Lancaster ...

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 93 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lancaster.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lancaster, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lancaster.

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 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 Lancaster:

  • 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 Lancaster ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lancaster.

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

  • Strawberry Old Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Strawberry Old Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Strawberry Old Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Strawberry Old Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strawberry Old Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2536032<4>
  • Squaw Peak Cemetery
  • Pine Cemetery
  • Clear Creek Cemetery
  • Payson Pioneer Cemetery
  • Middle Verde Yavapai - Apache Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Middle Verde Cemetery
    • Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2516222<4>
    • Haught Ranch Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haught Ranch Pioneer Cemetery
      • The Haught Ranch Pioneer Cemetery is located outside and to the northwest of Rye.Stated another way, Haught Ranch Pioneer Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster.
      • Haught Ranch Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Last Roundup Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haught Ranch Pioneer Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2253543<4>
    • Mountain Meadows Memorial Park
    • Brown Family Cemetery
    • Cherry Cemetery
    • Gisela 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.<5>

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

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

  • Pine [Gila County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine
    • Pine [Gila County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine<2>
  • Camp Verde [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Verde
    • Camp Verde [Yavapai County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,187 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Camp Verde had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Verde
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Verde<2>
  • Payson [Gila County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Payson
    • Payson [Gila County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,813 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Payson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Payson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Payson<2>
  • Rye [Gila County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rye
    • Rye [Gila County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rye had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rye
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rye<2>
  • Cordes [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Cordes was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordes
    • Cordes [Yavapai County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cordes had a post office and no railroad service
  • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumble Bee
    • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bumble Bee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Bumble Bee:
    • Snyder's Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumble Bee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumble Bee<2>
  • Cherry [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry
    • Cherry [Yavapai County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cherry had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherry<2>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lancaster) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lancaster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3136, Longitude: -111.7154       In this case, the coordinates for Lancaster have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Lancaster, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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