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Our Genealogy Helper for Las Alegres ...

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 Las Alegres (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 Las Alegres. 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.

Las Alegres is located in Maricopa 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 Maricopa County: Gila, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai & Yuma.

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

  • Maricopa County     (The home county of Las Alegres)
    • Buckhorn [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhorn
      • Buckhorn [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Las Alegres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhorn
    • Silver Spur Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Spur Village
      • Silver Spur Village [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Las Alegres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Spur Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Spur Village
    • Royal Palm Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Palm Village
      • Royal Palm Village [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Las Alegres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Palm Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Palm Village
    • Summer Place Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer Place Village
      • Summer Place Village [Maricopa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Las Alegres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer Place Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer Place Village
    • Hohokam Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hohokam Village
      • Hohokam Village [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Las Alegres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hohokam Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hohokam Village
    • Mesa [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
      • Mesa [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Las Alegres
      • Estimated population in 2019: 518,012 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<3>
    • Gilbert [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Maricopa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Las Alegres
      • Estimated population in 2019: 254,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<3>
    • Fountain Hills [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hills
      • Fountain Hills [Maricopa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Las Alegres
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Hills<3>
    • Higley [Maricopa County]
    • Sonora [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonora
      • Sonora [Maricopa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Las Alegres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sonora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sonora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sonora<3>
    • Shadow Mountain Village Scottsdale [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadow Mountain Village Scottsdale
      • Shadow Mountain Village Scottsdale [Maricopa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Las Alegres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadow Mountain Village Scottsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadow Mountain Village Scottsdale
    • Fort McDowell [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort McDowell
      • Fort McDowell [Maricopa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Las Alegres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort McDowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort McDowell
    • Continental Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Continental Village
      • Continental Village [Maricopa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Las Alegres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Continental Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Continental Village
  • Gila County
  • Pinal County
    • Apache Junction [Pinal County]
    • Goldfield [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldfield
      • Goldfield [Pinal County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Las Alegres
    • Youngberg [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngberg
      • Youngberg [Pinal County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Las Alegres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngberg
    • Gold Canyon [Pinal County]
    • Santan [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santan
      • Santan [Pinal County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Las Alegres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santan
    • Stotonic [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stotonic
      • Stotonic [Pinal County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Las Alegres
      • Stotonic has also been known as:
      • Stetonic
      • Stotonik
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stotonic
    • Sweetwater [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Pinal County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Las Alegres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
    • Bapchule [Pinal County]
    • Gold Camp [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Camp
      • Gold Camp [Pinal County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Las Alegres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Camp
    • Queen Valley [Pinal County]
    • Sacaton [Pinal County]
    • Smelter Town [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smelter Town
      • Smelter Town [Pinal County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Las Alegres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smelter Town
    • Casa Blanca [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Blanca
      • Casa Blanca [Pinal County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Las Alegres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Blanca

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

Newspapers Published in Las Alegres ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Las Alegres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Las Alegres, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Las Alegres.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Las Alegres:

  • 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 Las Alegres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Las Alegres.

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

  • Mountain View Memorial Gardens
  • Jim Hart Memorial Monument
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jim Hart Memorial Monument
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jim Hart Memorial Monument have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jim Hart Memorial Monument lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Las Alegres.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jim Hart Memorial Monument
  • City of Mesa Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the City of Mesa Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the City of Mesa Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • City of Mesa Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Las Alegres.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on City of Mesa Cemetery
  • Mesa City Cemetery
  • Queen of Heaven Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Queen of Heaven Cemetery
    • Queen of Heaven Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Las Alegres.
    • Queen of Heaven Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen of Heaven Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57094<4>
  • Green Acres Memorial Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Paradise Memorial Gardens
    • Camelback Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Camelback Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Camelback Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Camelback Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Las Alegres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelback Cemetery
    • Governor Hunt Tomb
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Governor Hunt Tomb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Governor Hunt Tomb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Governor Hunt Tomb lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Las Alegres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Governor Hunt Tomb
    • Tempe Double Butte Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tempe Double Butte Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tempe Double Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tempe Double Butte Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Las Alegres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tempe Double Butte Cemetery
    • Twin Buttes Cemetery
    • Guadalupe Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Guadalupe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Guadalupe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Guadalupe Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Las Alegres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe Cemetery
    • St. Francis Cemetery
    • Cross Cut Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cross Cut Cemetery
      • Cross Cut Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Las Alegres.
      • Cross Cut Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cactus Mound Cemetery
      • Williams Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Cut Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2167539<4>
    • Resthaven Park East 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 Las Alegres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Las Alegres.

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

  • Lehi [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehi
    • Lehi [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Las Alegres
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 269 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lehi had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
  • Mesa [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
    • Mesa [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Las Alegres
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 219 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 518,012 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mesa had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<3>
  • Tempe [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tempe
    • Tempe [Maricopa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Las Alegres
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 897 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 195,805 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tempe had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tempe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tempe<3>
  • Kyrene [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyrene
    • Kyrene [Maricopa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Las Alegres
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kyrene had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyrene
  • Phoenix [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
    • Phoenix [Maricopa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Las Alegres
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,152 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,680,992 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Phoenix had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix<3>
  • Sweetwater [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
    • Sweetwater [Pinal County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Las Alegres
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sweetwater had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
  • Sacaton [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sacaton
    • Sacaton [Pinal County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Las Alegres
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sacaton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacaton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sacaton<3>
  • Cave Creek [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Creek
    • Cave Creek [Maricopa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Las Alegres
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,838 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cave Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cave Creek<3>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Las Alegres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Las Alegres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4603, Longitude: -111.6901       In this case, the coordinates for Las Alegres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 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 Las Alegres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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