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Our Genealogy Helper for Lewis Springs ...

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 Lewis Springs (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 Lewis Springs. 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.

Name Variations for Lewis Springs ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Lewis Springs: Lewis Spgs. (or less commonly used: Lewis Spngs. or Lewis Sprngs.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 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.

Lewis Springs is located in Cochise 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 Cochise County: Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Santa Cruz & Hidalgo (NM).

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

  • Cochise County     (The home county of Lewis Springs)
    • Charleston [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Cochise County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lewis Springs
    • Sierra Vista [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sierra Vista
      • Sierra Vista [Cochise County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Lewis Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,045 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sierra Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sierra Vista<2>
    • Fairbank [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbank
      • Fairbank [Cochise County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Lewis Springs
    • Tombstone [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tombstone
      • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Lewis Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tombstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tombstone<2>
    • Hereford [Cochise County]
    • Nicksville [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicksville
      • Nicksville [Cochise County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lewis Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicksville
    • De Anza Village [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Anza Village
      • De Anza Village [Cochise County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Lewis Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Anza Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Anza Village
    • Huachuca City [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huachuca City
      • Huachuca City [Cochise County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Lewis Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,736 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huachuca City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huachuca City<2>
    • Coronado Village [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coronado Village
      • Coronado Village [Cochise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Lewis Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coronado Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coronado Village
    • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County]
    • Signal Village [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Village
      • Signal Village [Cochise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Lewis Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Signal Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Signal Village
    • Miracle Valley [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miracle Valley
      • Miracle Valley [Cochise County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Lewis Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miracle Valley
  • Santa Cruz County
    • Canelo [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canelo
      • Canelo [Santa Cruz County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Lewis Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canelo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Canelo:
      • Canille
    • Elgin [Santa Cruz County]
    • Sonoita [Santa Cruz County]
    • Patagonia [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patagonia
      • Patagonia [Santa Cruz County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Lewis Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 874 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patagonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patagonia<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Lewis Springs ...

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 101 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lewis Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lewis Springs, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lewis Springs.

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 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 Lewis Springs:

  • 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 Lewis Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lewis Springs.

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

  • Cochise Memory Gardens Cemetery
  • Fry Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fry Cemetery
    • Fry Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Lewis Springs.
    • Fry Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Fry Family Cemetery
    • Fry Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fry Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2176887<4>
  • Tompkins Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tompkins Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tompkins Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tompkins Memorial Park lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Lewis Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tompkins Memorial Park
  • Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery
  • Fairbank Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairbank Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Fairbank Pioneer Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Fairbank Pioneer Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Lewis Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairbank Pioneer Cemetery
  • Boothill Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Tombstone Cemetery (Old)
    • Tombstone Cemetery (New)
    • Miracle Valley Cemetery
    • Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery
      • The Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Fort Huachuca.More accurately, Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Lewis Springs.
      • Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Ft. Huachuca Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1968897<4>
    • Memory Gardens Cemetery (Don Luis)
    • Sunnyside Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunnyside Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Sunnyside Pioneer Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Sunnyside Pioneer Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Lewis Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside Pioneer Cemetery
    • Evergreen Cemetery
    • St. David Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. David Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. David Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. David Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Lewis Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. David Cemetery
    • Gleeson 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.<6>

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

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

  • Fairbank [Cochise County] - Historic
    • While Fairbank was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbank
    • Fairbank [Cochise County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Lewis Springs
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 478 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairbank had a post office and railroad service
  • Tombstone [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tombstone
    • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Lewis Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,875 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tombstone had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tombstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tombstone<2>
  • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Huachuca
    • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Lewis Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 296 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Huachuca had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Huachuca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Huachuca<2>
  • Contention [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Contention
    • Contention [Cochise County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Lewis Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Contention had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Contention have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Contention
  • Bisbee [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bisbee
    • Bisbee [Cochise County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Lewis Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,535 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,225 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bisbee had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bisbee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bisbee<2>
  • Saint David [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint David
    • Saint David [Cochise County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Lewis Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint David had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint David
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint David<2>
  • Benson [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
    • Benson [Cochise County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Lewis Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 348 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,880 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Benson had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benson<2>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cochise County: www.cochise.az.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lewis Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewis Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5812, Longitude: -110.1420       In this case, the coordinates for Lewis Springs 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>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: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<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 Lewis Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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